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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
 
Welcome
 
’Tis sweet to hear the watch-dog’s honest bark
  Bay deep-mouth’d welcome as we draw near home;
’Tis sweet to know there is an eye will mark
  Our coming, and look brighter when we come.
        Byron—Don Juan. Canto I. St. 123.
  1
He enter’d in his house—his home no more,
  For without hearts there is no home;—and felt
The solitude of passing his own door
  Without a welcome.
        Byron—Don Juan. Canto III. St. 52.
  2
Come in the evening, or come in the morning,
Come when you’re looked for, or come without warning,
Kisses and welcome you’ll find here before you,
And the oftener you come here the more I’ll adore you.
        Thomas O. Davis—The Welcome.
  3
Welcome, my old friend,
Welcome to a foreign fireside.
        Longfellow—To an Old Danish Song-Book.
  4
Shall I meet other wayfarers at night?
  Those who have gone before.
Then must I knock, or call when just in sight?
  They will not keep you standing at that door.
        Christina G. Rossetti—Up Hill.
  5
Welcome as the flowers in May.
        Scott—Rob Roy. Ch. VIII. James Howell—Proverbs. Charles Macklin—Love à la Mode. Act I. Sc. 2.
  6
              Bid that welcome
Which comes to punish us, and we punish it
Seeming to bear it lightly.
        Antony and Cleopatra. Act IV. Sc. 14. L. 136.
  7
I hold your dainties cheap, sir, and your welcome dear.
        Comedy of Errors. Act III. Sc. 1. L. 21.
  8
A table full of welcome makes scarce one dainty dish.
        Comedy of Errors. Act III. Sc. 1. L. 23.
  9
  Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast.
        Comedy of Errors. Act III. Sc. 1. L. 26.
  10
Sir, you are very welcome to our house:
It must appear in other ways than words,
Therefore I scant this breathing courtesy.
        Merchant of Venice. Act V. Sc. 1. L. 139.
  11
              Trust me, sweet,
Out of this silence yet I pick’d a welcome.
        Midsummer Night’s Dream. Act V. Sc. 1. L. 99.
  12
          Welcome ever smiles,
And farewell goes out sighing.
        Troilus and Cressida. Act III. Sc. 3. L. 168.
  13
His worth is warrant for his welcome.
        Two Gentlemen of Verona. Act II. Sc. 4. L. 102.
  14
  I reckon this always, that a man is never undone till he be hanged, nor never welcome to a place till some certain shot be paid and the hostess say “Welcome!”
        Two Gentlemen of Verona. Act II. Sc. 5. L. 3.
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