The question whether and to what extent the poet ought to be a party-man is a very complex one.
By inclination and training Galen was the reverse of a party-man.
Likewise, that the Author is no party-man, but a general Meddler.
That is: One must belong to a party body and soul, else one is not truly a party-man, but more or less—an egoist.
Ask not him to make a statesman a party-man, or the churches an apology for his lowness.
What crowds, mobs and jams did assail all polling booths, casting ballots to land a party-man in City Hall!
I hain't ever cared for office, but I'm a party-man, an' what the party wants me to do I'll do every time.
Likewise, that the author is no party-man, but a general meddler.
But the Irish lord-lieutenant is always a party-man, and is always surrounded by party-men.