At times a vowel is elided; or rather but faintly touched by the voice.
The vowel is elided in some cases, and coalesces with another vowel in others.
The "elles" here would not scan but for the elided "e" in "souv'raine" at the end of the line.
The -e in fairest-e is not elided; neither is the -e in wist-e in l. 745.
The final e in sinne must not be elided; it is preserved by the caesura.
The final e in fled-de is not elided, owing to the pause after it.
Hadde, possessed; as hadde is here emphatic, the final e is not elided.
But even in the matter of elided consonants American is not always the conservator.
Her voice was not Southern and, while she elided final consonants, her intonation was not of the South.
The final vowel of quelque is elided only in quelqu'un and quelqu'une.
1590s, a legal term, "to annul, do away with," from Middle French elider (16c.), from Latin elidere "strike out," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + -lidere, comb. form of laedere "to strike." Phonological sense is first recorded 1796. Related: Elided; eliding.