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  • It can also be useful to use things like. 85\textwidth lettrine package, you can use something like \lettrine {T} {he first} time ... this demo document on nice variations)

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  • If you want to make your text unreadable, you can include the yfonts package and write eg. \lettrine [lines = 5, nindent = 3pt] {\initfamily A} {\large

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  • “Another excellent method of marking the start of the text, inherited from ancient scribal practice, is a large initial capital: a versal or lettrine.”

    —Robert Bringhurst, The Elements of Typographic Style

    October 11, 2010