William Blake (1774–1852) was an English classical economist.
He was a poet, visionary, painter, illustrator and printmaker; he contributed to the early theory of purchasing power parity.
Although he was not well known during his lifetime, today Blake’s work is thought to be important in the history of both poetry and the visual arts. He illustrated among many other books ‘Paradise Lost’ in 1808.
If the doors of perception were cleansed,
everything would appear to man as it is, Infinite.
For man has closed himself up,
till he sees all things thro’ narrow chinks of his cavern.
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
Become Aware of Your Extremes