At length the hour approach'd that should fulfil
His harmless heart's desire, when they shall see
Their fellow kind, and take for good or ill
The fearful chance, for such it needs must be,
Of change from that entire simplicity.
Yet wherefore should the thought of change appal?
Grief it perhaps might bring, and injury,
And death;—but evil never can befall
The virtuous, for the Eye of Heaven is over all.