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Sign: London - Piccadilly Circus - Lord Shaftesbury’s Memorial Fountain


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5 Piccadilly Circus, West End, London W1D 7ET, UK
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On the sign:
ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION TO

ANTONY ASHLEY COOPER, K.G.

SEVENTH EARL OF SHAFTESBURY

BORN. APRIL XXVIII. MDCCCI
DIED. OCTOBER I. MDCCCLXXXV

DURING A PUBLIC LIFE OF HALF A CENTURY
HE DEVOTED THE INFLUENCE OF HIS STATION

THE STRONG SYMPATHIES OF THIS HEART.
AND THE GREAT POWERS OF HIS MIND.

TO HONORING GOD BY SERVING HIS FELLOW MEN.
AN EXAMPLE TO HIS ORDER. A BLESSING TO THIS PEOPLE.

AND A NAME TO BE BY THEM
EVER GRATEFULLY REMEMBERED.
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The fountain in Piccadilly Circus was photographed that day Click for a larger image

The fountain and sculpture (known as "Eros") were erected to commemorate Anthony Ashley Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury - philanthropist and English politician who lived in 1801-1885



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