be prolix

See: outpour
References in classic literature ?
"All that I have said to thee so far, Anselmo, has had reference to what concerns thee; now it is right that I should say something of what regards myself; and if I be prolix, pardon me, for the labyrinth into which thou hast entered and from which thou wouldst have me extricate thee makes it necessary.
I often think of him as a kind of Mozart of a naturalist, not because of his prose style, which tended to be prolix and grandiose, but because of his talent for turning common themes (clouds, streams, flowers) into evidence of heaven on earth.