Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.


A tableful of welcome makes scarce one dainty dish.
Shakespeare.—Comedy of Errors, Act III. Scene 1. (Antipholus of Ephesus to Balthazar.)

Welcome the coming, speed the going guest.
Pope.—To Bethell, Sat. II. Line 161; The Odyssey, Book XV. Line 84; Ramage’s Greek Quotations, 299.

To say you are welcome, would be superfluous.
Shakespeare.—Pericles, Act II. Scene 3. (Simonides to his friends.)

Welcome ever smiles,
And farewell goes out sighing.
Shakespeare.—Troilus and Cressida, Act III. Scene 3. (Ulysses to Achilles.)