“A mother-in-law”

The jokes about a mother-in-law are scarcely delicate, but the problem of a mother-in-law is extremely delicate. A mother-in-law is subtle because she is a thing like the twilight. She is a mystical blend of two inconsistent things — law and a mother. The caricatures misrepresent her; but they arise out of a real human enigma.

What’s Wrong with the World (1910).

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