"To poke a wood fire is more solid enjoyment than almost anything else in the world. "
~Charles Dudley Warner
"It is with our passions as it is with fire and water; they are good servants, but bad masters."
~Roger L'Estrange, Aesop's Fables, 1692
"Since the house is on fire let us warm ourselves. "
"The most tangible of all visible mysteries - fire."~Leigh Hunt"One can enjoy a wood fire worthily only when he warms his thoughts by it as well as his hands and feet."