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Killingworth the old name for Kenilworth, 2 HENRY VI., iv. 4. 39; ( “Kenilworth,” Cambridge ), iv. 9. 1. (Mr. Collier observes: “The Rev. Mr. Dyce is very anxious [‘Remarks,’ p. 130] that we should spell ‘Kenilworth’ [its proper name] Killingworth [its corruption], because it so stands in the old editions. In Shakespeare's time there was no uniformity, and why are we to revive obsolete archaisms?” But, on the other hand, hear Archbishop Trench: “The modern editors of Shakespeare take a very unwarrantable liberty with his text, when they substitute ‘Kenilworth,’ for ‘Killingworth,’ which he wrote, and which was his, Marlowe's, and generally the earlier form of the name.” English Past and Present, p. 254, note, fourth ed.)

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