This patriotic Loyalist poem breaks into two patriotic Revolutionary poems -- straight down the middle. To read the pro-American poems, you need to read all the lines just to the commas on the left side (this portion of the poetic line is called the caesura); then do the same beginning with the caesuras on the right. From Futility Closet:
Hark! Hark! the trumpet sounds, the din of war's alarms,
O'er seas and solid grounds, doth call us all to arms;
Who for King George doth stand, their honors soon shall shine;
Their ruin is at hand, who with the Congress join.
The acts of Parliament, in them I much delight,
I hate their cursed intent, who for the Congress fight;
The Tories of the day, they are my daily toast,
They soon will sneak away, who independence boast;
Who non-resistance hold, they have my hand and heart,
May they for slaves be sold, who act a Whiggish part;
On Mansfied, North and Bute, may daily blessings pour,
Confusion and dispute, on Congress evermore;
To North and British lord, may honors still be done,
I wish a block or cord, to General Washington.
– Frank H. Stauffer, The Queer, the Quaint and the Quizzical, 1882
P. S. Who knows what is meant by "a block or cord"?