William Shakespeare (15641616). The Oxford Shakespeare. 1914.
The Two Gentlemen of Verona
Act II. Scene V.
The Same. A Street.
Enter SPEED and LAUNCE.
Speed. Launce! by mine honesty, welcome to Milan!
Launce. Forswear not thyself, sweet youth, for I am not 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!
Speed. Come on, you madcap, Ill to the alehouse with you presently; where, for one shot of five pence, thou shalt have five thousand welcomes. But, sirrah, how did thy master part with Madam Julia?