Charles Buck Theological Dictionary
The exercise of the social and benevolent virtues; a fellow-feeling for the distresses of another. It is properly called humanity, because there is little or nothing of it in brutes. The social affections are conceived by all to be more refined than the selfish. Sympathy and humanity are universally esteemed the finest temper of mind; and for that reason the prevalence of the social affections in the progress of society is held to be a refinement of our nature. Kaims's El. of Crit. p. 104. vol. 1:; Robinson's Sermons on Christianity a System of Humanity; Pratt's Poem on Humanity.
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Buck, Charles. Entry for 'Humanity'. Charles Buck Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/cbd/h/humanity.html. 1802.