There were no ladies present except speranski's little daughter (long-faced like her father) and her governess.
Now all these men were replaced by speranski on the civil side, and Arakcheev on the military.
I do not, and never did, like speranski personally, but I like justice!
Two letters brought by a courier were handed to speranski and he took them to his study.
speranski's high-pitched voice struck him unpleasantly, and the incessant laughter grated on him like a false note.
Captain speranski ate his meal alone, and in solemn silence.
When the verses were finished Prince Andrew went up to speranski and took his leave.
speranski took the pipe, but, at his first experiment, he found the neck obstructed.
speranski told Kochubey he was sorry he had been unable to come sooner as he had been detained at the palace.
Then this rascal, this speranski, tells the truth after all?