From G. K. C. as M. C.: Being a Collection of Thirty-Seven Introductions by G. K. Chesterton, selected and edited by J. P. de Fonseka
JOHNSON VS. MODERN CRITICS
"He belonged to an age and school that loved to be elaborately lucid; but one must mean something to be able to explain it six times over. Many a modern critic called delicate, elusive, reticent, subtle, individual, has gained this praise by saying something once which any one could see to be rubbish if he had said it twice."
From Dr. Johnson