Menant have done useful work in distinguishing word-groups, and have essayed partial interpretations.
Of those who essayed to cross the waterless Haud more than one lost his life.
In 1645 he essayed a reformation of the calendar, but his plan was not adopted.
In a third tragedy, Love's Sacrifice (acted c. 1630; printed in 1633), he again worked on similar materials; but this time he unfortunately essayed to base the interest of his plot upon an unendurably unnatural possibility - doing homage to virtue after a fashion which is in itself an insult.
He soon essayed journalism, first spending a year and a half in the service of a publisher of two Boston newspapers, the Manufacturer, an organ of the Clay protectionists, and the Philanthropist, devoted to humane reform.