E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Have a Mind for it (To).
To desire to possess it; to wish for it. Mind = desire, intention, is by no means uncommon: I mind to tell him plainly what I think. (2 Henry VI., act iv. 1.) I shortly mind to leave you. (2 Henry VI., act iv. 1.)