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 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 1645 he essayed a reformation of the calendar, but his plan was not adopted.
On the 10th of December Gatacre essayed a night march and attack upon the enemy's position at Stormberg, and, misled by his guides in unknown ground, was himself surprised and forced to return with a loss of 719.