Book 14 Chapter 5 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, we learn the history of Mrs. Miller. It turns out she's had a terrible life, but Squire Allworthy took pity on her in her darkest hour and gave her the house in London where she and her daughters currently live. Therefore, she's quiet willing to put up with most of what Tom gets up to, since she knows of his connection to the Squire.