“Nothing was beyond the grasp of an intelligent woman.”
“They formed an intimate still life, her ornaments lying beside his regalia.”
“It was not important to her, where she had come from. Only what she had become.”
Note: Being the little Hamilton fangirl that I am, I couldn’t help but squeal in delight when I read this line: “Beside him [General Washington], a slender, fair-haired youth sat copying orders.” That’s our good old bastard, orphan, and son of a whore.