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 +<< [[contents:​index| Dictionary Index]] << [[contents:​p|Definitions under P]]
  
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 +====== Paragraphs ======
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 +As a [[c:​compositor|compositor]] is sometimes allowed to divide a paragraph in his manuscript copy, for the convenience of workmanship,​ the following observations on the subject, by Lindley Murray, may be serviceable:​ — 
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 +"​Different subjects, unless they are very short, or very numerous in small compass, should be separated into paragraphs. ​
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 +"When one subject is continued to a considerable length, the larger divisions of it should be put into paragraphs. And it will have a good effect to form the breaks, when it can properly be done, at sentiments of the most weight, or that call for peculiar attention. ​
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 +"The facts, premises, and conclusions,​ of a subject, sometimes naturally point out the separations into paragraphs: and each of these, when of great length, will again require subdivisions at their most distinctive parts. ​
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 +"In cases which require a connected subject to be formed into several paragraphs, a suitable turn of expression, exhibiting the connexion of the broken parts, will give beauty and force to the division." ​
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