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By Dale Peterson

A guy desperately attempts to maintain his pact with the satan, a lady is imprisoned in an insane asylum by way of her husband as a result of spiritual transformations, and, at the testimony of a trifling stranger, “a London citizen” is sentenced to a personal madhouse. This anthology of writings by way of mad and allegedly mad humans is a accomplished review of the heritage of psychological ailment for the prior years-from the point of view of the sufferers themselves.

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I also wickedly fancy'd, that I was able, by my bare willing it, to make God miserable; yea, that I could torment Him in devouring Flames: And as it was in my blasphemous Mind to fancy it, so it was in my malicious Will to resolve it; and this I took delight in. Thus having liv'd without any due and serious Apprehensions of God, and his Divine Perfections, in my Sinful State, I was dispos'd to entertain any the most unreasonable and most dishonourable Conceptions of Him; and so degraded Him beneath every other Being, accounting Him weaker than the weakest of Creatures: For tho' by bare Willing I could not hurt a Gnat or a Flea, yet was I fully perswaded that by this Way I could extreamly torment the Almighty and Unchangable God.

Their beds were merely wooden platforms. Although the weather was very cold-the temperature had dropped to sixteen degrees below freezing the night before-the women were naked. " 3 Gradually, institutions solely for the purpose of detaining and treating mad people developed. In the eighteenth century a small number of charitable asylums, supported by public subScription, openedthe earliest, in 1713. Sometime early in the seventeenth century, another sort of institution exclUSively for mad people had started: the private madhouse.

While I thus lay upon my Bed, with such a wild and troubl'd Fancy, Night and Day, I seemingly heard many Voices and Discourses; which I attributed to Fairies, who, I thought, were in the Wall, and there convers'd and were merry together. And I fancy'd I saw upon the Wall a great Claw, for a long while together; but what the Meaning of that was I could not tell. Thus was I continually haunted with Multitudes of such Whimsies. Being in this miserable distracted Condition, and refusing to make use of any suitable and proper Means, in order to my Recovery, my Friends had Intelligence of a Person dwelling in Glastonbury, who was esteem'd very skilful and successful in such Cases.

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