Times change. On the facade of the Nicholson Institute in Leek, now also the town's library and Art Gallery, you'll see these four faces. The four are the Eternal Geniuses of The Arts & Sciences - at least so far as the makers of the buildings were concerned back in the 1880s.
The four are Shakespeare, Newton, Reynolds, and Tennyson - and above their heads is a quote from the poet Milton.
However... of them all, probably only Shakespeare is the one now whose works are still well-known, loved & appreciated.