[Rolf Marvin B|e Lindgren]
| a widow has a past, but no future (tragic, isn't it?) a widow is the
| stub-end that remains when the first line of a page is the last line of
| a multi-line paragraph.
| an orphan has a future, but no past. an orphan is the isolated line
| created when a paragraph begins at the last line of a page.
| if you have to compromise, orphans look better than widows, because
| orphans at least have a tale to tell.
I think I should point out that this is from Robert Bringhurst's
"Elements of Typographic Style" which is an excellent resource
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