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  • Pity is another socially valuable response, and should be reserved for innocent people who are in genuine pain or who have fallen on misfortune.

    An Interview with Martha Stout

  • Thats whats Nice about America we have freedom of choice. but I must say Pity is not a reason to vote for a president.

    Major Clinton backer switches to Obama

  • Pity is the poor relation to empathy and sympathy, the two things that can be helpful to someone who is in pain.

    it begins...

  • The same distressful circumstance attending an ugly or wicked person affects us with grief or disgust; but when distress occurs to a beauteous or virtuous person, the pleasurable idea of beauty or of virtue becomes mixed with the painful one of sorrow and the passion of Pity is produced, which is a combination of love or esteem with sorrow; and becomes highly interesting to us by fixing our attention more intensely on the beauteous or virtuous person.

    Canto III

  • (Not as snarky or as long as Television Without Pity, which isn't technically a blog, so I'm sneaking it in this way.)

    5 Non Library Blogs I Read. Plus Books.

  • Judgment: For a young Gentleman is certainly a very unfit Confidant of a young Gentlewoman's Amours: The best she can expect from such a Discovery, is his Pity, which is one Step towards Contempt; and that is but a poor sort of Consolation, or Return of that Confidence she reposes.

    A Patch-Work Screen for the Ladies

  • He tells us in a new book called "Pity the Billionaire: The Hard-Times Swindle and the Unlikely Comeback of the Right," which Michael Kinsley notes in the Sunday Times Book Review's cover essay is a "ham-fisted title."

    NYDN Rss

  • 12: 35 A.M. The woman known as Pity stood by a window in a darkened room, watching the snow flurry past the streetlights.

    The Sinister Six Combo

  • "Pity" began in Los as emotion and became a "round globe of blood/Trembling upon the void" (12. 58-59) that "branched out into roots" and fibres, and eventually became a "female form trembling and pale"

    'Points of Contact': Blake and Whitman

  • "Pity," Maril said, pouring the water from the ladle back into the bucket.

    Dragon's Fire

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