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1  We could see the bottom of the whirlpool all black with sand and mud, and the men were at their wits ends for fear.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XII
2  Minerva now made the suitors fall to laughing immoderately, and set their wits wandering; but they were laughing with a forced laughter.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XX
3  Here poor Ulysses would have certainly perished even in spite of his own destiny, if Minerva had not helped him to keep his wits about him.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK V
4  Ulysses answered, "I see that you are of an unbelieving mind; I have given you my oath, and yet you will not credit me; let us then make a bargain, and call all the gods in heaven to witness it."
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XIV
5  May Jove the king of heaven be my witness, and the rites of hospitality, with that hearth of Ulysses to which I now come, that Ulysses himself is even now in Ithaca, and, either going about the country or staying in one place, is enquiring into all these evil deeds and preparing a day of reckoning for the suitors.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XVII
6  Polybus lived in Egyptian Thebes, which is the richest city in the whole world; he gave Menelaus two baths, both of pure silver, two tripods, and ten talents of gold; besides all this, his wife gave Helen some beautiful presents, to wit, a golden distaff, and a silver work box that ran on wheels, with a gold band round the top of it.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK IV
7  So you may know he is safe and will be here shortly; he is close at hand and cannot remain away from home much longer; nevertheless I will confirm my words with an oath, and call Jove who is the first and mightiest of all gods to witness, as also that hearth of Ulysses to which I have now come, that all I have spoken shall surely come to pass.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XIX