God Bless Egypt.
"Her heart was right all the time." Such is the purport of an extravagant eulogy of that much abolition-abused region, by the Chicago Tribune of Monday! Only think of it! "Her heart was right all the time," notwithstanding, let us add, the abolition Tribune has published columns upon columns of vituperation to the contrary. In spite of the Tribune's efforts to pervert the war to an end which Egypt abhors, and in spite of its efforts to make all Illinois appear to be engaged in such a cause, Egypt's heart is right and her strong arms are in the fight, as they understand it, and as they intend to contribute to make it.
We could overlook the Tribune's bespattering of Egypt just now. We could submit to its soponaceous applications to the class of people which it has been the Tribune's especial delight to defame, but when it leaves its climax of eulogy to read us a lecture for alleged harping on an "unpleasant string to an unseemly extent" when we have done no harping in that direction at all, we must put in a disclaimer. The Register has has has nothing to say of the comparative zeal in volunteering which has characterized the two sections of the state. The Register has drawn no parallels in that way, but it has, frequently, in response to abolition abuse of the democratic party, in vindication of the Illinois democracy, when such abolition journals as the Tribune have endeavored to cast doubts upon that democracy's patriotism and loyalty to the Union, pointed to the fact, which cannot be gainsayed, that the Illinois democracy largely exceed their Illinois opponents in the ranks of the Illinois volunteers. If this is "unseemly," the Tribune will find that it cannot correct us in that behalf.
"God bless Egypt," say we. "Her heart was right all the time," and is now. Her sturdy sons are pressing into the ranks of the army, by thousands, for the Union, for the constitution and for the laws, and not for the dogmas of the abolition Tribune, whose conductors would give out to the world that the men of Egypt, and those who think with them, in all other sections of Illinois, are baring their breasts to treason and rebellion, that abolition fanaticism may claim their successes as laurels for the cause of northern sectionalism.
"God bless Egypt!" She is in the field, full manned, in spite of the machinations of the Tribune; in spite of its sinister laudations, uttered from pens which are scarce dry from the vituperation heaped upon her as a section of our state, upon her people as a class, because of their stern resistance to unhallowed teachings which have brought the country to its present condition, and rendered it necessary for them to take arms against their exasperated but misguided kindred.
"God bless Egypt," she is equal even to this, when whey-faced abolitionism sits snug at home, hissing on an unhappy quarrel to an unholy end, and making it the more hideous by abolition praise of the men who do the work it skulks from itself.