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compassion
used in Leaves of Grass

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sympathy for another's suffering and wanting to help
  • 13 My spirit has pass'd in compassion and determination around the whole earth, I have look'd for equals and lovers and found them ready for me in all lands, I think some divine rapport has equalized me with them.
    Book 6 — Salut au Monde! (94% in)
  • I announce the great individual, fluid as Nature, chaste, affectionate, compassionate, fully arm'd.
    Book 33 — SONGS OF PARTING (88% in)

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  • Apart from the pulling and hauling stands what I am, Stands amused, complacent, compassionating, idle, unitary, Looks down, is erect, or bends an arm on an impalpable certain rest, Looking with side-curved head curious what will come next, Both in and out of the game and watching and wondering at it.
    Book 3 — Song of Myself (6% in)

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