He is an honorable idler who loafs, who likes to rusticate, who cultivates the grisette, who pays his court to beauty…
-- Victor Hugo, translated by Charles E. Wilbour, Les Misérables, 1862
So alarming did the state of my finances become that I soon realized that I must either leave the metropolis and rusticate somewhere in the country, or that I must make a complete alteration in my style of living.
-- Arthur Conan Doyle, A Study in Scarlet, 1887
Rusticate is derived from the Latin verb rusticārī meaning "to live in the country." It entered English in the mid-1600s.