In this strait Palissy began to give way: he faltered, and at length made a compromise with his anxious helpmate.
For many successive months and years Palissy pursued his experiments.
A survey and plan of the great salt-marshes of Saintonge was wanted in 1543, and Palissy obtained the work.
Like so many Renaissance artists Palissy tried his skill in many lines.
Palissy has written his own story, and it has the interest of romance and the fervor of faith.
A female Palissy would revolutionize our ideas of womans art.
Finally the pottery fever seemed to abate, and Palissy went back to his drudgery of glass-painting and occasional surveying.
Palissy receives them joyfully; he would like to invite the whole town.
Palissy next erected an improved furnace, but he was so unfortunate as to build part of the inside with flints.
The heart of Palissy was too full to suffer him to detail the particulars of this event.