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Famous Beneficience Poems by Famous Poets

These are examples of famous Beneficience poems written by some of the greatest and most-well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous beneficience poems. These examples illustrate what a famous beneficience poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).

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by Milton, John
...ld likeliest render 
Contempt instead, dishonour, obloquy?
Hard recompense, unsuitable return
For so much good, so much beneficience!
But why should man seek glory, who of his own
Hath nothing, and to whom nothing belongs
But condemnation, ignominy, and shame—
Who, for so many benefits received,
Turned recreant to God, ingrate and false,
And so of all true good himself despoiled;
Yet, sacrilegious, to himself would take 
That which to God alone of right belongs?
Yet so much b...Read More

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