Of those who essayed to cross the waterless Haud more than one lost his life.
Menant have done useful work in distinguishing word-groups, and have essayed partial interpretations.
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.
In the meantime, Sir Redvers Buller, who had been reinforced by Sir Charles Warren and the 5th division, essayed a second attempt to cross the Tugela, by turning the Boer left.