For further reference,
There are many techniques for breaking up long lines, the two most common seem to be:
Concatenating seperate lines together with the dot allows you to break things up, but it requires each seperate piece to be quoted.
You can also just run the string past a substitution that eliminates newlines, which seems to be the more common method for lines as long as what you have there.
Applying each technique you could either get:
Please excuse my penchant for making each line of similar length :)
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