"I knows him!" And, after a few convulsive efforts, the red legs tok the shape of a pair of compasses
, and the intelligent pupil triumphantly shouted, "It's a We, Dranpa, it's a We!"
A century or so later, Kneller's 'Kit-Cat' portrait of Sir John Vanbrugh shows the architect of Castle Howard also holding a pair of compasses
. Soon afterwards, Jonathan Richardson's portrait of Vanbrugh's critic Lord Burlington shows the Palladian propagandist, again holding compasses.