As for Cordelia, she went insane with remorse and was shut up in a lunatic asylum.
The wretched features of ennuyes, the white features of corpses, the livid faces of drunkards, the sick-gray faces of onanists, The gash'd bodies on battle-fields, the insane in their strong-door'd rooms, the sacred idiots, the new-born emerging from gates, and the dying emerging from gates, The night pervades them and infolds them.
Some one may say that she was insane at some time previous to her consignment to the asylum.
This week I was ditched by two of my clients, was labeled insane by a magazine, assaulted a colleague and let an alien walk off into the woods, where he’s probably been eaten by a coyote.
He went mad, was insane for some time, then he fell dangerously ill; when he recovered he was so changed that even the servants at Haverton, who had known him all his life, failed to recognize him."
One of the characters in Hall 6 was Matilda, a little old German woman, who, I believe, went insane over the loss of money.
Could I assume the characteristics of insanity to such a degree that I could pass the doctors, live for a week among the insane without the authorities there finding out that I was only a “chiel amang ‘em takin’ notes?”
It was a terrible task to play insane before this young man, and only a girl can sympathize with me in my position.