Oh, I see what the problem is now! I tried the Alt code (Alt+013) for newline directly in the editor but that didn't work. I don't think this will really be rectifiable.
If I had to give a piece of advice when working with large amounts of text, it would be to write it all in a .txt and load it into the "Files" section of your project and call on it when you need to read text (I haven't really done this before, but Ashley has advised it on people before when handling text)
Either that, or have a ' Start Of Layout> Set Variable 1 to "firstline"&newline&"secondline" '.
Hope I was of help!