Our buddy Walt died in 1892, growing up in New York but living the last 17 years of his life in Camden. His Camden house is on MLK Drive, and is open for tours during the week. His grave in Harliegh Cemetery is also in Camden and is worth a visit. His crypt is close to the marker of another famous Camden writer- Nick Virgilio.
I Dream’d in a Dream
I DREAM’D in a dream, I saw a city invincible to the attacks of the whole of the rest of the earth;
I dream’d that was the new City of Friends;
Nothing was greater there than the quality of robust love—it led the rest;
It was seen every hour in the actions of the men of that city,
And in all their looks and words.