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.
Fudge's prose can be prolix and inelegant, and her insistence that scholarship errs "by ceasing to interpret the animals [in early modern texts] as animals" (176)--as if it were possible to read without interpreting, or to have pre-interpretive access to the nature of animals "as animals"--must be regarded as theoretically naive.
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.