What does this mean? ?

A furious party spirit, when it rages in its full violence, exerts itself in civil war and bloodshed; and when it is under its greatest restraints naturally breaks out in falsehood, detraction, calumny, and a partial administration of justice. In a word, it fills a nation with spleen and rancour, and extinguishes all the seeds of good nature, compassion, and humanity.


It's an excerpt from The Spectator (1711) by Joseph Addison 

1 Answer

  • Barry
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    It's a meaningless rant from an author who is arrogant with an inflated ego. He's probably resident in an asylum. 

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