There is a fairly free use of run-on lines; according to Schipper, 35 in the first 250 of the translation.
Twelve lines, or three fourths of the whole number, are "run-on."
There is always a pause at the end of a line in Old English; run-on lines are uncommon.
In the 1742 lines of the poem, there are 47 run-on couplets and 260 run-on lines.
The largest percentage of run-on lines probably occurs in Miltons epics.
The rhythm of the meter is also varied by the alternating of end-stopped and run-on lines, as in the last quotation.
A run-on line should be read closely with the following line with only a slight pause to indicate the line-unit.
The chief sources of variety are substitution, pause, run-on lines, and division.
The judicious use of run-on lines is often resorted to for the purpose of avoiding monotony.
In most instances the use of run-on lines is deliberately adopted with a view to artistic effect.