|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|Hail, guest, we ask not what thou art;|
If friend, we greet thee, hand and heart;
If stranger, such no longer be;
If foe, our love shall conquer thee.
Paul Elmer More says this is an Old Welsh door Verse.
|For whom he means to make an often guest,|
One dish shall serve; and welcome make the rest.
Joseph HallCome Dine with Me.
|Quo me cumque rapit tempestas deferor hospes.|
Wherever the storm carries me, I go a willing guest.
HoraceEpistles. I. 1. 15.
|Sometimes, when guests have gone, the host remembers|
Sweet courteous things unsaid.
We two have talked our hearts out to the embers,
And now go hand in hand down to the dead.
| Unbidden guests|
Are often welcomest when they are gone.
Henry VI. Pt. I. Act II. Sc. 2. L. 55.
|Heres our chief guest.|
If he had been forgotten,
It had been as a gap in our great feast.
Macbeth. Act III. Sc. 1. L. 11.
|Be bright and jovial among your guests to-night.|
Macbeth. Act III. Sc. 2. L. 28.
| See, your guests approach:|
Address yourself to entertain them sprightly,
And lets be red with mirth.
Winters Tale. Act IV. Sc. 4. L. 52.
|Methinks a father|
Is at the nuptial of his son a guest
That best becomes the table.
Winters Tale. Act IV. Sc. 4. L. 405.
|You must come home with me and be my guest;|
You will give joy to me, and I will do
All that is in my power to honour you.
ShelleyHymn to Mercury. St. 5.
|To the guests that must go, bid Gods speed and brush away all traces of their steps.|
Rabindranath TagoreGardener. 45.