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Rest, subst. 1) cessation from motion or disturbance, repose: Lucr. 757 “(repose and r.).” Meas. III, 1, 17. LLL V, 2, 824. Merch. III, 2, 329. John IV, 2, 55. H4B I, 2, 243. IV, 5, 212. Troil. V, 6, 17. Tit. IV, 2, 64 “(God give her good r).” Rom. II, 3, 43. Caes. II, 1, 86. V, 5, 80. Hml. II, 2, 84 “(go to your r.).” Ant. I, 3, 53. full of r. == refreshed by rest: H4A IV, 3, 27. Caes. IV, 3, 202. “to take r.:” Ven. 647. Ven. 647 Tp. V, 301. “here will I set up my everlasting r.” Rom. V, 3, 110. “thought to set my r. on her kind nursery,” Lr. I, 1, 125 (an expression probably originating in the use of the other word of the same form. cf. Lodge's Rosalind, ed. Collier, p. 45: Aliena resolved there to set up her r.).
== sleep: Ven. 784. Ven. 784 Lucr. 125. Lucr. 125 Sonn. 28, 2. 61, 11. 73, 8. Pilgr. 195. Err. V, 83. LLL V, 2, 91. H5 IV, 1, 287. H6B III, 2, 256. R3 I, 2, 112. IV, 1, 82 (Qq sleep). IV, 4, 401. Rom. I, 5, 129. V, 3, 189. Caes. IV, 3, 228. Caes. IV, 3, 228 Lr. III, 6, 105. Cymb. II, 2, 12. Per. II, 3, 115. at r. == abed: Mcb. II, 1, 12; cf. John V, 7, 82. “one that thinks a man always going to bed and says: God give you good r.” Err. IV, 3, 33. R3 I, 4, 75. V, 3, 43. cf. Mids. II, 2, 64. to take r. or “one's r.:” Tp. II, 1, 197. Wint. II, 3, 10. H6C II, 5, 32. IV, 3, 5. good r. (as a kind wish): Pilgr. 181. Pilgr. 181 Gent. IV, 2, 133. == the repose of death: John V, 7, 24. H6C II, 1, 76. R3 II, 2, 46 (Qq perpetual r., Ff ne'er-changing night). Tit. I, 133. Hml. V, 1, 260. V, 2, 371.
== quiet, ease, peace of the mind: Meas. II, 4, 187. Merch. II, 5, 17. Wint. II, 1, 191. II, 3, 1. II, 3, 1 John III, 4, 134. R3 IV, 1, 95. IV, 2, 74. Rom. II, 2, 123 “(repose and r.).” Mcb. V, 3, 39. Lr. II, 4, 293. “set your heart at r.” Mids. II, 1, 121 (== do not trouble yourself about it). “and I . . . to do you r., a thousand deaths would die,” Tw. V, 136.
2) stay, abode: “vouchsafe your r. here in our court some little time,” Hml. II, 2, 13. that in Tarsus was not best longer for him to make his r. Per. II Prol. 26.
3) a pause in music: “my restless discord loves no stops nor --s,” Lucr. 1124. “to steal at a minute's r.” Wiv. I, 3, 31. “he rests his minum r.” Rom. II, 4, 23.
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