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.
Well, go on drinking and you will end in bedlam instead of the workhouse.
Mad—quite mad—go to bedlam—strait waistcoat—head shaved—and so on.
You cannot get me into bedlam, all-powerful, all-artful as you are.
I did not feel as if I were a lost soul in a bedlam of demons.
She swam away in the bedlam of shrieks and clattering of dishes and knives.
And the poet proceeds with a minute picture of "bedlam beggars."
Say, I wonder if there's any one out in this bedlam of a night?
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.