Sentence 5 of The Wolf and the Lamb

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"Sir," says the Lambkin, sore afraid, "How should I act, as you upbraid? The thing you mention cannot be, The stream descends from you to me."

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"How dare you trouble all the flood, and mingle my good drink with mud?" "Sir," says the Lambkin, sore afraid, "How should I act, as you upbraid? The thing you mention cannot be, The stream descends from you to me." Abash'd by facts, says he, " I know 'Tis now exact six months ago You strove my honest fame to blot"-

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