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  • —he comes, like the catastrophe of the old comedy: my cue is villainous melancholy, with a sigh like Tom o’ Bedlam.
  • Let’s follow the old earl, and get the Bedlam To lead him where he would: his roguish madness Allows itself to anything.
  • The country gives me proof and precedent Of Bedlam beggars, who, with roaring voices, Strike in their numb’d and mortified bare arms Pins, wooden pricks, nails, sprigs of rosemary; And with this horrible object, from low farms, Poor pelting villages, sheep-cotes, and mills, Sometime with lunatic bans, sometime with prayers, Enforce their charity.

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  • Amid all sorts of bedlam the teacher continued taking attendance.
  • bedlam erupted

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