Casa Bruja is a diamond in the rough, a refuge among all this bedlam.
bedlam, uproar, chaos; and all this half concealed by a veil of whirling dust.
You cannot get me into bedlam, all-powerful, all-artful as you are.
Mad—quite mad—go to bedlam—strait waistcoat—head shaved—and so on.
She swam away in the bedlam of shrieks and clattering of dishes and knives.
I did not feel as if I were a lost soul in a bedlam of demons.
Say, I wonder if there's any one out in this bedlam of a night?
And the poet proceeds with a minute picture of "bedlam beggars."
But what are we to say to a man who compares Dante to 'a Methodist parson in bedlam'?
It is not known exactly when lunatics were first received into bedlam, but some were there in 1403.
"scene of mad confusion," 1660s, from colloquial pronunciation of "Hospital of Saint Mary of Bethlehem" in London, founded 1247 as a priory, mentioned as a hospital 1330 and as a lunatic hospital 1402; converted to a state lunatic asylum on dissolution of the monasteries in 1547. It was spelled Bedlem in a will from 1418, and Betleem is recorded as a spelling of Bethlehem in Judea from 971.