|Content Description||Text consists of 25 lines, each illustrating one of 25 different metres drawn from the Odes and Epodes of Horace.|
The poem mentions (and is a response to) the stabbing of Robert Harley by Guiscard (8 March 1711).
Preceded by brief prose text addressed to Edward Harley, explaining the poem as a congratulatory soteria.
Date given in endorsement in hand of Edward Harley, later 2nd Earl of Oxford: 'An Ode. R[eceived] from Mr Maidwell. Ap: 15 1711'.