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 Get (To).Get by Heart (To). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Get, Got.
(Anglo-Saxon, git-an.)   1
        “I got on horseback within ten minutes after I got your letter. When I got to Canterbury I got a chaise for town; but I got wet through, and have got such a cold that I shall not get rid of in a hurry. I got to the Treasury about noon, but first of all got shayed and dressed. I soon got into the secret of getting a memorial before the Board, but I could not get an answer then; however, I got intelligence from a messenger that I should get one next morning. As soon as I got back to my inn, I got my supper, and then got to bed. When I got up next morning, I got my breakfast, and, having got dressed, I got out in time to get an answer to my memorial. As soon as I got it, I got into a chaise, and got back to Canterbury by three, and got home for tea. I have got nothing for you, and so adieu.”—Dr. Withers.

 Get (To).Get by Heart (To). 


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