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So much of my time is taken up with doctoring sick prose, and complaining here about suspect advice on grammar and usage, that I thought it might be salutary to take a look, for once, at some good prose.  Here is the opening paragraph from "Josie's Well," an article by John McPhee on Scotch whisky first published in Holiday in 1970 and reprinted in his collection Pieces of the Frame. The text The Laphroaig distillery is on the southern shore of Islay, one of the isles of Argyll, in the Inner Hebrides. The buildings are all white and rise among dark-green Scotch pines by the water's edge. A clear burn flows to the distillery through acres of peats,...