Notes on Act II, scene iii
proclaimed: public announcement for his arrest
happy: fortunate hiding place
bethought: resolved, have decided
contempt of man: poverty, out of contempt for man, brings him to the level of an animal
elf: tangle up in "elf-locks"
Bedlam: the insane asylum at Bethlehem (Bedlam) Hospital
mortified: unfeeling, as if dead
Turlygod: the meaning of this name is unknown, not found elsewhere
poor Tom: beggars were often called by this name which Edgar adopts for a disguise
Edgar I nothing am: either "I am no longer Edgar" or "as Edgar I am nothing now"
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