“I must create a system or be enslaved by another mans…”
Blake lived by these words, supremely confident in the truth of his vision. He endured obscurity during his lifetime. His now priceless illuminated books sat gathering dust for decades, displayed at the counter of his grubby print shop; Available for a pittance, and still never bought.
Blake never gave up. He always believed his work to be divinely inspired, meant for a mass audience. History has proved he was correct.