The Congress at Christmas 
The Morning Chronicle (December 24, 1814)
We learn from high sources a project is made,
How Vienna's Grand Congress the Christmas will
Since public affairs have so long been delayed,
They may very well wait till the Holidays end.
King and Queen's to be drawn on a Saxony cake,
To be gained in one slice—'twill be very much
Mile a good Twelfth-night Monarch the Ex-King will make;
In title a King, though his kingdom is
The Dane has long played the Game Royal of Goose,
His neighbour the Swede as sly Reynard
And Prussia's great King, though much out of use,
Is still reckoned skilful at Beggar-my-Neighbour.
At Polish Drafts Russia his pacer will try;
People think he will win the game easy enough:
For England to meet him appears very shy,
And with the Pope Austria plays Blindman's-Buff.
France with Naples and Sicily Forfeits will play;
And while thus engaged no person can blame us,
If our Ministers here, against Christmas day,
Have rehearsed a long time to perform Ignoramus.