Note by A Milnes to Dryden As A Critic a chapter of The Life Of Dryden

Allusion to the straw for bedding in the lunatic asylums of that period. One of the most striking creations of the pencil of Hogarth is his scene in the interior of a lunatic asylum, where in the background is seen one poor creature chained, crouching on his bed of straw.

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