Th' infernal Serpent; he it was, whose guile Stird up with Envy and Revenge, deceiv'd The Mother of Mankinde, what time his Pride Had cast him out from Heav'n, with all his Host Of Rebel Angels, by whose aid aspiring To set himself in Glory above his Peers, He trusted to have equal'd the most High, If he oppos'd; and with ambitious aim Against the Throne and Monarchy of God Rais'd impious War in Heav'n and Battel proud With vain attempt.
yet not for those Nor what the Potent Victor in his rage Can else inflict do I repent or change, Though chang'd in outward lustre; that fixt mind And high disdain, from sence of injur'd merit, That with the mightiest rais'd me to contend, And to the fierce contention brought along Innumerable force of Spirits arm'd That durst dislike his reign, and me preferring, His utmost power with adverse power oppos'd In dubious Battel on the Plains of Heav'n, And shook his throne.
Leader of those Armies bright, Which but th' Omnipotent none could have foyld, If once they hear that voyce, their liveliest pledge Of hope in fears and dangers, heard so oft In worst extreams, and on the perilous edge Of battel when it rag'd, in all assaults Their surest signal, they will soon resume New courage and revive, though now they lye Groveling and prostrate on yon Lake of Fire, As we erewhile, astounded and amaz'd, No wonder, fall'n such a pernicious highth.
Princes, Potentates, Warriers, the Flowr of Heav'n, once yours, now lost, If such astonishment as this can sieze Eternal spirits; or have ye chos'n this place After the toyl of Battel to repose Your wearied vertue, for the ease you find To slumber here, as in the Vales of Heav'n?
For those the Race of ISRAEL oft forsook Their living strength, and unfrequented left His righteous Altar, bowing lowly down To bestial Gods; for which their heads as low Bow'd down in Battel, sunk before the Spear Of despicable foes.
Regarding the JMPs stance on the ongoing battels
and on their relationship with Ansar Allah Zaid said: "we confirm as political parties that we cannot at all tell our brothers in Ansar Allah and the GPC, but Ansar Allah specifically, with all due respect to the great efforts exerted by the GPC, go and fight and we will be sitting here, we are with you and the political system will be with, you and if the situation required that we take up arms we will do that, we are ready to take up arms.
The Cardinall Iulian mooude this lucklesse Warre, Causing the King and States of Hungarie To breake their truce; which they had solemne sworne; The Pope dispenc't with them, so would not God, It he be witnesse: he wils faith be kept Without exception, be it with Infidels, As this was here; the sequell proude it true, In manner thus: Huniades that mannadgde all, Dislikte this warre: yet Vladislaus This youthfull King, eggde on by Iulian, Would needs breake faith with mighty Amurath, And neere to Varna both their armies met, Where he so plac't his battels
as a Lake, Flanckt the left side; a wood was on the reere: And on the right hand all their waggons went: Had they kept so, Byzantium had beene ours: And Greece once more it had beene Christendome.