The early alexandrines usually appear in conjunction with the septenary (seven-stress verse).
It is a vast commentary on the second septenary of the Trumps Major.
In Modern English stanzas of this kind, consisting of septenary verses, are of rare occurrence.
In this specimen we have the septenary without rime, a rare form.
The septenary line, however, in its strict form admits only of monosyllabic caesura and disyllabic ending.
In Modern English the septenary has been extensively used, both in long and in short rhyming lines.
Chapman, in his translation of Homer, often uses it in septenary verses as well as in five-foot iambic verses.
The four-stressed long lines sometimes alternate with Alexandrine and septenary verses.
The shorter, septenary part of the stanza represents the frons, the tail-rhyme stanza, the versus.
A winged angel, with the sign of the sun upon his forehead and on his breast the square and triangle of the septenary.