Then Jove the lord of thunder sent the blast of a mighty wind from the mountains of Ida, that bore the dust down towards the ships; he thus lulled the Achaeans into security, and gave victory to Hector and to the Trojans, who, trusting to their own might and to the signs he had shown them, essayed
to break through the great wall of the Achaeans.
Once more he essayed
the effort, but a qualm of nausea overwhelmed him.
Very little ramming was essayed
after the first tragic downfall of rammer and rammed, and what ever attempts at boarding were made were invisible to Bert.
Then they all knew who 'twas that had been undoing them in the cabin, and twice Hook essayed
to speak and twice he failed.
Of David's dripping little form in the bath, and how when I essayed
to catch him he had slipped from my arms like a trout.
Once more I tried my hand at the wheel, but I might as well have essayed
to swing the earth itself.
Goaded to frenzy the cat presently determined to come up after this disturber of his peace; but when he essayed
to leap to the branch that held Tarzan he found the sharp spear point always in his face, and each time as he dropped back he was prodded viciously in some tender part; but at length, rage having conquered his better judgment, he leaped up the rough bole to the very branch upon which Tarzan stood.
The mourner essayed
to speak but her voice gave way.
Therewithall Sir Ector essayed
to pull out the sword and failed.
As the supreme perfection and universality of the "Iliad" and the "Odyssey" cast into oblivion whatever pre-Homeric poets had essayed
, so these same qualities exercised a paralysing influence over the successors of Homer.