Robert Christy, comp. Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages. 1887.


A smoking chimney in a great house is a good sign.

A smoky chimney and a scolding wife are two bad companions.

A sooty chimney costs many a beefsteak.

There is not always good cheer where the chimney smokes.

Where the chimney smokes the meal is being cooked.Hans Andersen.