cricket on the hearth

a cricket on the hearth

A sign of good health and good fortune. I'm putting this cricket statuette here because a cricket on the hearth is supposed to bring good luck.
See also: cricket, hearth, on

cricket on the hearth

A symbol of good luck and health. A cricket on the hearth has been a sign of household luck for millennia and in many cultures. Crickets were widely considered to bring good fortune as well as a kind of companionship. Representations of a cricket have long been included as a fireplace decoration. The expression “to find a cricket on the hearth is the luckiest thing of all” comes from Charles Dickens's novella, Cricket on the Hearth.
See also: cricket, hearth, on
References in classic literature ?
To have a Cricket on the Hearth, is the luckiest thing in all the world!'
Who wrote A Christmas Carol and The Cricket on the Hearth? 5.
Enw un o nofelau Nadolig Charles Dickens ydi "The cricket on the hearth".
SACRAMENTO, Calif.: Like his ever-popular A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens's The Cricket on the Hearth celebrates themes of forgiveness and redemption.
Cricket on the Hearth, The (in full The Cricket on the Hearth: A Fairy Tale of Home) Short tale written by Dickens, Charles (John Huffam) as a Christmas book for 1845 but published in 1846.
In the happy home of John Peerybingle and his wife Dot, the cricket on the hearth chirps when all is well and is silent when unhappiness pervades.