The Royal Feast
The Hull Packet (August 11, 1807)
As brothers Fred. and Alexander
At Tilsit dined with their Commander,
Forgetful of their warlike toils,
Their cares, discomfitures, and foils—
Napoleon view'd each royal guest,
And thus his anxious mind exprest;
"With England's George to grace this fete,
My transports would be quite complete!"
1. Frederick William III of Prussia and Alexander I of Russia concluded the Treaties of Tilsit after their armies were defeated by the French on July 7-9, 1807.