Like you, an alien in a land unknown, I learn to pity woes so like my own.Line 630 (translated by John Dryden); Dido, Queen of Carthage, greets Aeneas and his men with these words.John Conington's translation:
"Myself not ignorant of woe, Compassion I have learned to show."
Cf. Robert Burton, Anatomy of Melancholy (1621), "Democritus to the Reader":
"I would help others, out of a fellow-feeling."
Cf. also David Garrick, Prologue on Quitting the Stage in 1776: