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Rest, vb. 1) intr. a) to cease from labour, to indulge in repose: Tp. III, 3, 6. Gent. II, 7, 37. LLL V, 2, 831. Mids. II, 2, 8. Merch. II, 2, 111. R2 V, 1, 5. R2 V, 1, 5 H6C I, 2, 32. II, 3, 5. IV, 8, 33. H8 IV, 1, 66. Troil. V, 8, 4. Caes. V, 5, 1. Hml. I, 5, 182. Cymb. IV, 2, 43. V, 4, 97. == to sleep: Mids. V, 427. H8 I, 4, 12. Rom. II, 2, 188. IV, 3, 13. IV, 5, 7. Lr. III, 6, 36. Lr. III, 6, 36 Per. V, 1, 236. to repose in death: Phoen. 58. H6C V, 2, 48. H8 IV, 2, 31. Tit. I, 150. Tit. I, 150 Caes. V, 5, 41. Lr. V, 3, 150. Per. II, 4, 30. == to enjoy quiet, not to be disturbed: “you should not r. between the elements of air and earth,” Tw. I, 5, 293. “my lord shall never r.” Oth. III, 3, 22.
b) to lie, to stay, to abide: “what nobleman is that that with the king here --eth in his tent?” H6C IV, 3, 10. “at Northampton they do r. to-night,” R3 II, 4, 1 (Qq they lay at N.). “devise with thee where thou shalt r.” Cor. IV, 1, 39.
c) to make a pause, to cease: “there r. in your foolery,” Err. IV, 3, 34. “you have too courtly a wit for me: I'll r.” As III, 2, 73. “--s his minum rest,” Rom. II, 4, 22. “and not --ing here, accuses him of letters,” Ant. III, 5, 10.
d) to lie, to be in the power of; with in: “it --ed in your grace to unloose this tied-up justice,” Meas. I, 3, 31. “to strive for that which --eth in my choice,” Shr. III, 1, 17. “what service wilt thou do me? What you command, that --s in me to do,” H6C III, 2, 45. “never hopes more heaven than --s in thee,” Tit. II, 3, 41. Similarly: “the Mortimers, in whom the title --ed,” H6A II, 5, 92. Without in: “this inundation of mistempered humour --s by you only to be qualified,” John V, 1, 13 (== it rests, lies in you to qualify).
e) to lean, to depend: “r. on my word,” Tit. I, 267. “that spirit upon whose weal depend and r. the lives of many,” Hml. III, 3, 14.
f) to pass, to be no longer spoken of; in the phrase let it r.: “but let it r.” Shr. III, 1, 56. “let the mustard r.” IV, 3, 26. “let that r.” H6A II, 5, 119. IV, 1, 180. “let her r.” H6B I, 3, 95. R3 III, 1, 157. IV, 2, 88 (Qq pass). “let her r. in her unrest awhile,” Tit. IV, 2, 31.
2) trans. to place at rest, to give repose to: “to r. thy weary head,” Lucr. 1621. Mids. II, 2, 40. H4A III, 1, 215. “the man that, when gentlemen are tired, gives them a sob and --s them,” Err. IV, 3, 25 (punning). “r. your minds in peace,” H6A I, 1, 44. “r. thy unrest on England's lawful earth,” R3 IV, 4, 29. “then would I hide my bones, not r. them here,” R3 IV, 4, 29 Refl.: “set it down and r. you,” Tp. III, 1, 18. “r. yourself,” Tp. III, 1, 18 “I needs must r. me,” III, 3, 4. “my herald thoughts in thy pure bosom r. them,” Gent. III, 1, 144. “we'll r. us,” Mids. II, 2, 37. III, 2, 418. III, 2, 418 As II, 4, 73. H6A II, 5, 2. R3 I, 2, 32. Lr. IV, 6, 260. Per. I, 4, 1.
Used in kind wishes for departed souls: “is my boy, God r. his soul! alive or dead?” Merch. II, 2, 75. “God r. all Christian souls!” Rom. I, 3, 18. “heaven r. them now!” Mcb. IV, 3, 227. “r. her soul,” Hml. V, 1, 147. For a salutation in meeting, and oftener in parting (the word God mostly omitted): “God r. you merry,” As V, 1, 65. “r. you well,” Meas. IV, 3, 186. “r. you fair, good signior,” Merch. I, 3, 60. “ye say honestly: r. you merry,” Rom. I, 2, 65. Rom. I, 2, 65 “r. you happy,” Ant. I, 1, 62.
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