"Wretch," I cried, "thy God hath lent thee--by these angels he hath sent thee
Respite--respite and

from Edgar Allan Poe – The Raven on Rap Genius


The narrator trying to reason that God has sent the Raven, and maybe alcohol as a distraction, an attempt to, at least briefly, allow the narrator some kind of relief from the grief he feels at losing his beloved ‘Lenore’

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