Besant, Geometrical Conic Sections; C. Smith, Geometrical Conics; W.
According to others, of whom we have had in England a distinguished example in Sir Walter Besant, Rabelais is all this but with a difference.
"ANNIE BESANT (1847-), English theosophist, was born in London Oct.
She married in 1867 the Rev. Frank Besant (d.
1896) of New York, who claimed the leadership; and there came into existence two if not three separate theosophical societies (following Judge and later Mrs Katherine Tingley in America, Olcott and Mrs Annie Besant in America and India, with a more or less independent organization in England), each one contending that the original afflatus of the founder had descended upon it exclusively.