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Blind Magistrate

(The). Sir John Fielding, knighted in 1761, was born blind. He was in the commission of the Peace for Middlesex, Surrey, Essex, and the liberties of Westminster.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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