She essayed to introduce Gracie; not one of them attempted a bow.
The chair was placed, and Miss Lucindy essayed to climb, but vainly.
So they went bobbing about in a tub, and we, with a like paucity of equipment, essayed to follow them.
There was a man with tongue of wood Who essayed to sing, And in truth it was lamentable.
He took the pen in his graspless hand, and essayed ...