"When I tell the truth, it is not for the sake of convincing those who do not know it..."

The Cook, the Miller, and the Wife of Bath
"When I tell the truth, it is not for the sake of convincing those who do not know it, but for the sake of defending those that do."
This quote is by poet and artist William Blake (1757 - 1827), from a public address intended to accompany his engraving of the Canterbury Pilgrimage. The image is cropped from his 1810 engraving Chaucer's Canterbury Pilgrims.

- William Blake, Wikipedia>>
- Complete version of the engraving The Canterbury Pilgrims by William Blake>>
- Source of quote: Life of William Blake, "Pictor ignotus".: With selections from his poems and ...By Alexander Gilchrist, Anne Burrows Gilchrist, Google Books>>

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