This is page 23 of the manuscript of The Picture of Dorian Gray (written, of course, in Oscar Wilde’s hand).
Once state-of-the-art mental healthcare facilities, Kirkbride buildings have long been relics of an obsolete therapeutic method known as Moral Treatment. In the latter half of the 19th century, these massive structures were conceived as ideal sanctuaries for the mentally ill and as an active participent in their recovery. Careful attention was given to every detail of their design to promote a healthy environment and convey a sense of respectable decorum. Placed in secluded areas within expansive grounds, many of these insane asylums seemed almost palace-like from the outside. But growing populations and insufficient funding led to unfortunate conditions, spoiling their idealistic promise.
Virginia Woolf’s Italian autograph manuscript notebook, 7 June 1916
Ben Barrett-Forrest, The History of Typography
Dammi il diritto di passo
al tuo sonno, per la scala del grano,
il diritto di passo
per il sentiero del sonno,
il diritto di poter scavare
torba sul pendio del cuore,
[ da Filamenti di sole]