Mothers-In-Law: Lord Byron


I should, many a good day, have blown my brains out, but for the recollection that it would have given pleasure to my mother-in-law; and even then, if I could have been certain to haunt her…

Lord Byron 1788-1824

Letter, 28 January 1817

The illustration is sanseveria trifasciata, commonly known as ‘mother-in-law’s tongue’, copyright: Alexander Bark via Shutterstock

About layanglicana

Author of books on Calcutta, Delhi and Dar es Salaam, I am now blogging as a lay person about the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. I am also blogging about the effects of World War One on the village of St Mary Bourne, Hampshire.
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3 Responses to Mothers-In-Law: Lord Byron

  1. This plant has a similar name in french : “Langue de belle-mère” (Mother-in-law’s tongue)

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