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Guest Toasts

In the truly immortal words of Bram Stoker's Count Dracula, "Welcome to my house. Come freely. Go safely. And leave something of the happiness you bring!"

Here's a toast to all who are here,
No matter where you're from;
May the best day you have seen
Be worse than your worst to come.

To our guests.
Our house is ever at your service.

Here's to our guest
­Don't let him rest,
But keep his elbow bending.

'Tis time to drink - Full time to think
Tomorrow-when you're mending.

In the words of Myrtle Reed, "May our house always be too small to hold all our friends."

"The ornament of a house is the guests who frequent it." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

By the bread and salt, by the water and wine,
You are welcome, friends, at this table of mine.

"Come in the evening, or come in the morning –
Come when you're looked for, or come without warning;
A thousand welcomes you'll find here before you,
The oftener you come here the more I'll adore you."
-Thomas O. Davis

"Good company, good wine, good welcome.
Can make good people. " -Shakespeare, Henry VIII

As Thomas Lipton once said, "Here's to all of us.”

In the words of Rudyard Kipling, "Here's to us that are here, to you that are there, and the rest of us everywhere."

Love to one, friendship to many, and goodwill to all.

Here's a health to thee and thine From the hearts of me and mine;
And when thee and thine
Come to see me and mine,
May me and mine make thee and thine
As welcome as thee and thine.

Have ever made me and mine.

- , Editor, Etiquette Scholar

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