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Thread #36310   Message #1392923
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
29-Jan-05 - 11:46 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Shepherds Arise
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Shepherds Arise
Just checked the OED. Prepare, in the sense of repair, or to go, is old usage, but was in print in the late 18th c. and thus probably was used well into the 19th c.