John has gone from bad to worse
Now his father’s in a hearse
Smeared him with a load of bricks
Ain’t he cute, he’s only six
From The Johny Book published ca 1900. The Johny Book was a collection of rhymes written and illustrated by two Cornell University architecture students, Willard Dickerman Straight and J. André Smith. Previously published in the Cornell Widow (the university’s paper).