The folio of 1623 omits elvish, but the folio of 1632 has elves, which Rowe changed to elvish.
His rhymes were always full of quaint and elvish humour which was very endearing.
The phrase is a fine one, and suggests a mystic, elvish, nocturnal hunting.
She nodded, leaning forward and looking up at me in a certain demure, elvish fashion.
See elvish in the Glossary, and cf. 'this elvish nyce lore'; Can.
Half-ashamed she went back to stolen meetings—in a barn—behind a rick—in the elvish shadow of some skew-blown thorn.
The Provost of Notting Hill seemed to have fallen into a kind of trance; in his eyes was an elvish light.
He could not bear the sight of her, perched on a chair in her white nightdress in the doorway, elvish and horrible.
They call their tubs and stools by quaint, elvish, and almost affectionate names, as if they were their own children!
But we never heard any elvish arrow whistling after us, or saw any more of the uncouth folk.
1. The Tengwar of Feanor, a table of letterforms resembling the beautiful Celtic half-uncial hand of the "Book of Kells". Invented and described by J.R.R. Tolkien in "The Lord of The Rings" as an orthography for his fictional "elvish" languages, this system (which is both visually and phonetically elegant) has long fascinated hackers (who tend to be intrigued by artificial languages in general). It is traditional for graphics printers, plotters, window systems, and the like to support a Feanorian typeface as one of their demo items. By extension, the term might be used for any odd or unreadable typeface produced by a graphics device.
2. The typeface mundanely called "B"ocklin", an art-decoish display font. [Why?]