“When I tell any truth, it is not for the sake of convincing those who do not know it, but for the sake of defending those that do.” — William Blake
And that pretty much sums it up.
William Blake (1757 – 1827) was a Romantic Age poet and artist, who, like many before and since, was unremarked during his own lifetime,. He gained famed later, I think, largely because his mystical bent appealed to subsequent generations. Certainly that’s where he most often appeals to me.
Image of Blake in an 1807 painting by Thomas Phillips borrowed from Wikipedia.