How Long Should a Paragraph Be?

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It is said that once Abraham Lincoln, Stephen Douglas, and Owen Lovejoy were riding in a coach to Bloomington, Illinois, when a dispute broke out between Douglas and Lovejoy concerning the proper proportion of a man’s legs to his torso.

When asked to weigh in on the ideal length for legs, Lincoln is supposed to have said, “I have not given the matter much consideration, but on first blush I should judge they…

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Charles Gray

Charles Gray

“If it can be done, why do it?” Gertrude Stein