Excerpt from Geometrical Psychology, or the Science of Representation: An Abstract of the Theories and Diagrams of B. W. Betts
Benjamin betts was born in the year 1832. He was educated in England as an architect, and showed considerable promise of success; but no system of ar... chitecture not fully based on mathematics could satisfy him, and he felt that decorative art should not be altogether arbitrary and conventional, nor yet a slavish reproduction of natural forms, but should be executed with understanding according to sound prin ciples of scientific conventionalisation. His mind turned towards the study of internal truth, and he resolved to quit his intended. Career in order to think out his philosophy of life. Helm-lil abroad to secure the quiet and freedom from distraction which the abstruse nature of his studies required, but the solitude in which he has lived, while aiding his spiritual conceptions, has proved a hindrance when he wished to give out the result of his thought to the world, for having lived so much apart from men it has become very difficult for him to make his ideas intelligible to others.
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