Schipper sees in it a mixture of septenaries, alexandrines, and alliterative verse.
On the other hand, Kaluza refuses to admit such an admixture of metres: he regards the poem as written throughout in septenaries.
In other passages the alliterative long lines pass into Septenaries, as, for instance, ll.
I have a notion, but not yet sufficiently matured, that Mr. MacLeay's quinaries are resolvable into septenaries.
Chapman's translation of Iliad is the longest modern English poem in septenaries.