226 NOTES AND QUERIES. [i 2 s.x.MAB.2o,i922. casual nature of the particular knighthood). (Ibid., p. li.) In Harl. MS. 5177, the list [of knights made at the battle of Stoke-on-Trent, June 16, 1487] is arranged in a different order, viz. (!) Those who have paid their fees to the College of Arms ; (2) Those who have only paid part; (3) Those who have not paid at all. .(Vol. ii., p. 26, second footnote.) Whether the fees amounted to 95 odd or 108, it would appear that they were intended to be paid to and through the College of Arms. There are now no fees for any knights excepting those of one or two of the highest orders. ROBERT PIERPOINT. CHARLES KINGSLEY : ' VANITY FAIR ' CARICATURE. The following particulars of a portrait of Charles Kingsley that ap- peared as a caricature in Vanity Fair in 1872 may be worthy of record. The original water-colour has been in the possession of The Homeland Association for the past three years and is unsigned, and my first impression was that it was the work of Sir Leslie Ward, whose caricatures began to appear in the paper about this time, but this was corrected in a curious manner. The picture was hanging on the walls of the office of the Association when a gentleman entered to make an inquiry for one of its publications. His eye caught the picture and he exclaimed in surprise, " Charles Kingsley ! I have not seen that picture for years. Well do I remember the day it was sketched. I was walking in Endell Street with Pellegrini when I saw the Canon coming towards us. Pellegrini whipped out his sketch-book and I stepped up to Kingsley and said, * Excuse me, Mr. Canon, but my friend has taken the liberty of drawing your portrait. I hope you don't mind. Would you like to look at it ? ' Kingsley good- naturedly stopped for a minute or two and looked at the rapid sketch. * It's not bad, but I don't like the hat,' was his criticism. I replied, ' We can easily remove the hat, sir ! ' " From this sketch the cartoon was worked up and duly appeared in Vanity Fair of March 30, 1872. Our visitor proved to be Mr. Vincent Brooks, the lithographer and printer of Vanity Fair recently de- ceased. Kingsley, at the time the cartoon was published, was Canon of Chester and Chap- lain to the Queen, but he had not then been called to Westminster. Ti.e caricature portrays a somewhat fierce-looking in- dividual glancing irritably over the right shoulder, but the likeness is unmistakable and it is full of character and vigour. PRESCOTT Row. 37, Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, W.C. 2. WATTS PHILLIPS, DRAMATIST, NOVELIST AND ARTIST. I do not find any reference in Mr. E. Watts Phillips' s notice of his brother, ' Watts Phillips : Artist and Play- wright ' (1891), to the serial story, ' So the World Goes,' which Watts Phillips con- tributed to The Family Econonist, published weekly from Jan. 7 to June 30, 1860. Nearly every instalment has a charming Cruikshank-like woodcut, unsigned, so far as I have found, but clearly by the author himself, who studied under the inimitable George. The Family Economist was one of Houlston and Wright's periodicals, and, if only for Watts Phillips's illustrations,, ought not to be overlooked in a survey of illustrations of " the sixties." W. ROBERTS. 18, King's Avenue, S.W.4. THE GLOBE ROOM OF BANBURY. -The following information appeared in The Times of March 10, 1922 : The oak panelling of the famous Globe Room of Banbury, which was removed from Ye Olde Reindeer Inn seven years ago, is about to ba reconstructed to form the interior of a billiard room in a Cheshire mansion. The panelling was purchased by a London dealer who was in negotiation with an American for its sale. The negotiations fell through and during the war it remained in the dealer's ware- house. Its purchaser is now negotiating with the company owning the inn for the ancient beams of the Globe Room. The date above the window of the Globe Room is 1570. As it is clear that further removals are in contemplation at the " Reindeer " it seems peculiarly appropriate that the views of the late Sir Laurence Gomme, addressed to The Times on July 19, 1912, should be placed on more permanent record. He wrote : We Britons are certainly the most accom- plished Philistines in the world. We are sup- posed to have a history that is worth knowing, and to possess memorials of that history in many an interesting and picturesque spot in country, town or village. In The Times of this morning are recorded (1) a find of gold coins at Corstopitum ; (2) the destruction of the old Castle Inn at Kingston; (3) the exhibition in London of the Globe Room from Banbury. The find of gold coins is the record of science and will be properly dealt with. But the other two cases are simply monstrous iniquities. The- destruction at Kingston is mixed up with a
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