Certainly a lot of 19th century writing could be exhuastingly loquacious. For example, here's a single sentence from later in Bleak House:
There are deferential people in a dozen callings whom my Lady Dedlock suspects of nothing but prostration before her, who can tell you how to manage her as if she were a baby, who do nothing but nurse her all their lives, who, humbly affecting to follow with profound subservience, lead her and her whole troop after them; who, in hooking one, hook all and bear them off as Lemuel Gulliver bore away the stately fleet of the majestic Lilliput.
Most people, in fairness, would have to read that sentence a few times to follow it, because modern readers read more quickly by default. We're a DM multi-tab skim-and-click culture now, and it's hard for us to slow down and read carefully enough to process such elaborate sentences.
Which is why it's kind of thrilling to encounter 19th C writing that sounds as modern as: