From the Illustrated London News, July 10th 1926:
People have even had the brazen ignorance and insolence to talk of the ladies of Jane Austen as if they were sentimental and over-refined. The most sentimental of her heroines (and few of them were sentimental) would have thought all this modernstuff a nightmare of refinement. The author of "Sense and Sensibility" would have locked up in a lunatic asylum half of the bold, free, educated heroines in modern books, for the very sound reason that they were raving mad with sensibility and a danger to any person of sense.
Happy Saint Patrick's Day!
P.S. I haven't been able to find any very St. Patrick's Dayish Chesterton quotes. But if any of you know any, please do comment with them.