To the fowl whose fiery eyes now burned into my bosom’s core;
On the cushion’s velvet lining that the lamp-light gloated o’er,
But whose velvet violet lining with the lamp-light gloating o’er
She shall press, ah, nevermore!
Then, methought, the air grew denser, perfumed from an unseen censer
„Wretch,“ I cried, „thy God hath lent thee – by these angels he hath sent thee
Respite – respite and nepenthe from thy memories of Lenore!
Quaff, oh quaff this kind nepenthe and forget this lost Lenore!“
Quoth the Raven: „Nevermore.“
Whether Tempter sent, or whether tempest tossed thee here ashore,