1 I will also give him the scabbard of newly sawn ivory into which it fits.
2 The housekeeper packed them up a provision of bread, wine, and sweet meats fit for the sons of princes.
3 As it is, I am oppressed with care, and with the afflictions which heaven has seen fit to heap upon me.
4 As it is, I am oppressed with care, and with the afflictions which heaven has seen fit to heap upon me.
5 Indeed, were I to tell you all that heaven has seen fit to lay upon me, you would say that I was still worse off than they are.
6 Meanwhile Calypso came back with some augers, so he bored holes with them and fitted the timbers together with bolts and rivets.
7 So she gave him a great bronze axe that suited his hands; it was sharpened on both sides, and had a beautiful olive-wood handle fitted firmly on to it.
8 There is no accounting for luck; Jove gives prosperity to rich and poor just as he chooses, so you must take what he has seen fit to send you, and make the best of it.
9 I spent but one month happily with my children, wife, and property, and then I conceived the idea of making a descent on Egypt, so I fitted out a fine fleet and manned it.
10 Here, too, there was a store of fragrant olive oil, while casks of old, well-ripened wine, unblended and fit for a god to drink, were ranged against the wall in case Ulysses should come home again after all.
11 I know all about it, for I was a rich man once, and did much wrong in the stubbornness of my pride, and in the confidence that my father and my brothers would support me; therefore let a man fear God in all things always, and take the good that heaven may see fit to send him without vain glory.
12 When, however, we had sacked the city of Priam, and were setting sail in our ships as heaven had dispersed us, then Jove saw fit to vex the Argives on their homeward voyage; for they had not all been either wise or understanding, and hence many came to a bad end through the displeasure of Jove's daughter Minerva, who brought about a quarrel between the two sons of Atreus.