Book 15 Chapter 11 of Tom Jones.
This is part of an ongoing project in which I will record and post one chapter per week of Henry Fielding's Tom Jones over the course of four years.
In this chapter, Tom receives an unexpected letter from a secret admirer. A young widow with a small fortune wants to marry him, which would solve most of his problems. The main problem is that she's not Sophia, so he turns her down.