Help:Block quotes

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Copying blocks of text into an article is a fast way to add quotations accurately. The typical format is an introductory sentence, followed by:

<blockquote> - the tag initiating the block quote
text - one or more paragraphs separated by the <br> tag for spacing
<ref> footnote information </ref> - the block of information creating the footnote, following the text with no space
</blockquote> - the tag ending the block quote

This method is particularly valuable for long or complex quotations, such as this example:


The introductory sentence in this case is:

[[H. P. Blavatsky]] has this to say about Lucifer:

The block of text is:

The literal words used, and their translation, are: "Aïk Naphalta Mi-Shamayim Hillel Ben-Shahar
Nigdata La-Aretz Cholesch Al-Goüm," or, "How art thou fallen from the heavens, Hillel, Son of the
Morning, how art thou cast down unto the earth, thou who didst cast down the nations." Here the
word, translated "Lucifer," is הֵילֵל, Hillel, and its meaning is “shining brightly or gloriously.”
<ref>Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, Collected Writings vol. VIII (Adyar, Madras: Theosophical
Publishing House, 1960), 27.</ref>