Horse to Resurrection
On one occasion when Mr. Lincoln was going to attend a political convention one of his rivals, a liveryman, provided him with a slow horse, hoping that he would not reach his destination in time. Mr. Lincoln got there, however, and when he returned with the horse he said: “You keep this horse for funerals, don’t you?” “Oh, no,” replied the liveryman. “Well, I’m glad of that, for if you did you’d never get a corpse to the grave in time for the resurrection.”
Emanuel Hertz, Anecdotes By & About Abraham Lincoln, p. 315-316.
Emanuel Hertz, Anecdotes by & about Abraham Lincoln, p. 123.