There are two further reasons in extenuation of this lengthiness.
I do not apologise for the lengthiness of this quotation—it is so much to the point, and is replete with instructive ideas.
As to the lengthiness of the recitatives, that was an affair of very little importance.
It was commenced by the Stranger with some impatience at the lengthiness of my introductory process.
I know that horrible Black Bird, and the lengthiness of all his proceedings and surroundings.'
His allegiance to Balzac remained unshaken, though he was conscious of lengthiness when he read him aloud.
The apology for Crabbe's lengthiness might almost be extended to the singular inequalities of his verse.
You will be weary of my lengthiness; and perhaps I am lingering too long over the earlier portion of my narrative.