"'Was Fielding? He was a judge.'"
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Creative Commons Attribution Henry Fielding - Credit: richardasplen

Known for his satirical writing, the author and dramatist Henry Fielding (1707-1754) also used his position as a magistrate to co-found the law-enforcing Bow Street Runners. Aside from an early brush with the law, and a general inability to handle his finances, Fielding devoted the majority of his life to the causes of justice.