set up one's rest (n.) Old form(s): vp
[in primero] venture one's final stake, stake all
AW II.i.135[Helena to King] you set up your rest 'gainst remedy
CE IV.iii.26[Dromio of Syracuse to Antipholus of Syracuse, of the officer] he that sets up his rest to do more exploits with his mace than a morris-pike [also: be resolved]
KL I.i.123[Lear to Kent, of Cordelia] I ... thought to set my rest / On her kind nursery [also: depend for repose]
MV II.ii.96[Launcelot to Gobbo] I have set up my rest to run away [i.e. I have made up my mind]
RJ IV.v.6[Nurse to Juliet] The County Paris hath set up his rest / That you shall rest but little
RJ V.iii.110[Romeo to sleeping Juliet] O here / Will I set up my everlasting rest [also: stay]
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