Sammy stopped a cable car
By standing on the track,
Which gave his system quite a jar–
Sam’s sisters now wear black.
Life, Vol XXX, Number 783, New York, 1897.
Ermintrude Hopkins broke her spine,
And passed away at half-past nine.
Her mother was sorry, and said, “What a pity!
I’m already late for my train to the city.”
— Harvard Lampoon
Published in Life, Vol XL, Number 1052, New York, 1902.