William Shakespeare: Two Gentlemen of Verona, Act II, Scene V
Enter Speed and Launce severally
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!'
Come on, you madcap, I'll 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?
Ask my dog: if he say ay, it will! if he say no, it will; if he shake his tail and say nothing, it will.
'Tis well that I get it so. But, Launce, how sayest thou, that my master is become a notable lover?
Why, I tell thee, I care not though he burn himself in love. If thou wilt, go with me to the alehouse; if not, thou art an Hebrew, a Jew, and not worth the name of a Christian.
Because thou hast not so much charity in thee as to go to the ale with a Christian. Wilt thou go?