All real good or evil that can befall him must be from himself..
If any mishap befall the queen, the workers can sometimes keep the community from dying out.
Then he summoned all the "sons" to gather round his bed, and told them "what shall befall in the latter days" (xlix.).
"I confess," he wrote to the marquis of Villamarina, in 1847, "that a war of national independence which should have for its object the defence of the pope would be the greatest happiness that could befall me."
After the other, it was the bitterest possible experience that could befall him, nor, in the state of mental desolation into which it plunged him, could he find any comfort from being soon again set free.