"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, O quaff this kind nepenthe, and forget this lost Lenore!" Nepenthe, as mentioned in Poe's "The Raven," is a drug or drink that relieves sorrow. It is previously mentioned in Homer's Odyssey as an Egyptian elixer so poweful as to induce forgetfulness and ease grief.