VERBS, INFLECTIONS OF:-- Past indicative -t for -tedPast Indicative: -t for -ted. In verbs in which the infinitive ends in -t, -ed is often omitted in the past indicative for euphony.
“I fast and prayed for their intelligence.
“Plunged in the foaming brine and quit the vessel.” Ib. 211.
“There they hoist us.
“When service sweat for duty, not for meed.
Compare Hen. VIII. ii. 1. 33; M. of V. iii. 2. 205. We find "bid" for "bided," i.e. "endured," in
“Stood Dido . . . and waft her love
To come again to Carthage.
This is, of course, as natural as "chid," "rid," &c., which are recognized forms. On the other hand, the termination in -ed is sometimes used for a stronger form:
“Endured of (by) her for whom you bid like sorrow.