On one occasion Dickens was judging a case when the male prisoner interrupted him by saying "You ain't a patch on your father." "I quite agree with you. What do you know of my father?" Dickens replied. The prisoner, who had spent most of his life in prison, answered "Well, I have read some in prison." "Have you?", Dickens replied, "that's capital; for you will now have eighteen months in which to resume your studies." He repeatedly refused nominations for election to Parliament, believing it would adversely affect his legal practice.
Young Henry is often regarded as the only one of the writer's children to make a success of himself. By the time of the argument he had earned enough of a reputation and a living at the bar that he had repeatedly refused nominations for election to Parliament, for fear it will cut into his legal practice.
Fielding, Henry 17070422 England 17541008 47 ／?《Tom Jones, a Foundling 1749》
Dickens, Charles * 18120207 England 18700609 58 ／Johnの長男(第二子)* John Huffam
Dickens, Henry * 18490116 England 19331221 84 ／Charlesの六男 * Sir Henry Fielding
のちに“Young Henry Fielding”と呼ばれた｡
── "You ain't a patch on your father." (略)"Have you?"
"that's capital ;(それは名案だ？)……？