If we ever get the English back on to the English land they will become again a religious people, if all goes well, a superstitious people. The absence from modern life of both the higher and the lower forms of faith is largely due to a divorce from nature and the trees and clouds. If we have no more turnip ghosts it is chiefly from the lack of turnips.
Chesterton, G. K.. The G. K. Chesterton Collection [50 Books] (Kindle Locations 45176-45180). Catholic Way Publishing. Kindle Edition.