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Joseph Addison Quotes: True benevolence or compassion, extends itself through the whole of existence and sympathizes with the distress of every creature capable of sensation.
         

True benevolence or compassion, extends itself through the whole of existence and sympathizes with the distress of every creature capable of sensation.


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