"The hearse is at the door, sir."
Horse-drawn funeral hearse with driver, circa 1900 courtesy of Neil Regan Funeral Home, Scranton, PA - Credit: Neil Regan Funeral Home
This is a quotation from "The Murderer's Haunted Couch," a poem by Thomas Lovell Beddoes (1803-49):
The hearse is at the door,
The widest gate of Hell is open for thee,
And mighty goblins summon thee to Death.—
Come down with me!