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A welcome is a greeting given upon someone's arrival.
- '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.
- 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.
- “The better of the two is one who is the first to give a greeting” (6210).
- Bid that welcome
Which comes to punish us, and we punish it
Seeming to bear it lightly.
- I hold your dainties cheap, sir, and your welcome dear.
- William Shakespeare, The Comedy of Errors, Act III, scene 1, line 21.
- A table full of welcome makes scarce one dainty dish.
- William Shakespeare, The Comedy of Errors, Act III, scene 1, line 23.
- Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast.
- William Shakespeare, The Comedy of Errors, Act III, scene 1, line 26.
- Sir, you are very welcome to our house:
It must appear in other ways than words,
Therefore I scant this breathing courtesy.
- Trust me, sweet,
Out of this silence yet I pick'd a welcome.
- Welcome ever smiles,
And farewell goes out sighing.
- His worth is warrant for his welcome.
- 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!"
Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations
- Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 867-68.
- 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.
- Welcome, my old friend,
Welcome to a foreign fireside.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, To an Old Danish Song-Book.
- 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.
- Welcome as the flowers in May.