Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 54 (Sale info: For Sale).
The Susquehanna. From the brow of the cliff the eye ranges wide,/ At its base flows the broad Susquehanna's deep tide;/ And in primeval wildness the rock and the wood/ Are reflected below in the dark rolling flood. Rude nature in grandeur reigns over the waste,/ And the dark featur'd savage alone can be trac'd;/ No axe can be heard, nor hostel to declare/ That civiliz'd man has abiding place there. The wild Deer and Bison roam fearless and free,/ And the thickets are full of sweet melody;/ But danger is nigh in the fierce Panther's spring,/ And death threatens loud in the Rattle Snake's sting. J.S. [P. 7.]
Catalogue of the Second Exhibition of Philadelphia Artists, and of the School of Painting and Design. Philadelphia, April 8, 1839. Philadelphia: Printed by William F. Rackliff. Corner of George and Swanwick Street. 1839.