Preface A note on texts Prologue 1. Origins 2. Indirections 3. 1678: A Letter from the Country to a friend in Twon, The Desk, Poems on the Popish Plot 4. Horace: Horace His Art of Poetry, An Imitation of Horace Book I. Satyr IX, Two paraphrases from Horace: Carmina I.xxxi and II.civ 5. Juvenal: Juvenal in the seventeenth century, The Thirteenth Satyr of Juvenal, Imitated, A Satyr, in Imitation of the Third of Juvenal 6. Boileau: The Eighth Satyr of Monsieur Boileau, Imitated, A Satyr Touching Nobility: out of Monsieur Boileau, A Satyr Dissuading from Poetry, A Satyr addressed to a Friend Epilogue: To the Memory of Mr. Oldham Chronological table Notes Bibliography Index.