Both Uses of
- Don't let the torrent of melancholy and drear philosophy drown our world.
p. 59..2torrent = overwhelming amount
- I summed my side up with rare serenity in, 'The folly of mistaking a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a spring of capital truths, and oneself as an oracle, is inborn in us, Mr. Valery once said.'
p. 103..7 *torrent = overwhelming amounteditor's notes: Beatty is quoting the famous French poet, Paul Valery. Verbiage is a synonym for words.
(torrent) an overwhelming amount -- especially of quickly moving water