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" India were in 1772 made the subject of animadversion in parliament, and next year matter for the inquiry of a select committee. He was examined and cross-examined more like a sheepstealer than the Baron of Plassey. "
CHAMBER'S ENCYCLOPAEDIA A DICTIONARY OF UNIVERSAL KNOWLEDGE - Page 286
1901
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Select Poems

Robert Browning - 1895
...the memory of his great deeds won from the House, at last, a unanimous vote " that Robert Lord Clive did at the same time render great and meritorious services to his country." Broken in health by long residence in India, and in spirit by his trial, he died by his own hand in...
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Chambers's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge, Volume 3

1896
...were in 1772 made the subject of animadversion in parliament, and next year matter for the inquiry or a select committee. He was examined and cross-examined...country' (21st May 1773). Sickness, opium, mental depression — on 22d November 1774 Clive died by his own hand. He is buried in the church of Moretón...
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American revolution to the present

1897
...himself the House of Commons, in memory of his great exploits, unanimously voted "that Robert Lord Clive did at the same time render great and meritorious services to his country." But although Clive was acquitted of the charge of misrule and oppression, this searching Parliamentary...
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Chambers's Biographical Dictionary: The Great of All Times and Nations

David Patrick, Francis Hindes Groome - 1898 - 1002 pages
...matter for the inquiry of a select committee. He was examined and cross-examined like a sheepstealer. The censure implied in the ultimate resolution was hardly wiped out by its rider, that he ' did at tbe same time render great and meritorious services' (21st May 1773). Sickness, opium, mental depression...
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Lord Clive: The Foundation of British Rule in India

Sir Alexander John Arbuthnot - 1899 - 318 pages
...defence, 210-212, and Appendix II., 287-296 ; resolution moved by Mr Wcdderburn that ' Robert Lord Clive did at the same time render great and meritorious services to his country' carried without a division, 212 ; heavy strain caused by the enquiry, 216 ; his physical sufferings,...
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Lord Clive

Alexander John Arbuthnot - 1899 - 318 pages
...morning, it was moved by Wedderburn and carried, also without a division, that ' Robert Lord Clive did at the same time render great and meritorious services to his country.' Thus ended this extraordinary inquiry, which, although not technically a trial, was one in reality....
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The World's Great Classics: A short history of the English people, by J.R ...

Timothy Dwight, Julian Hawthorne - 1899
...memory of his great deeds won from the House of Commons a unanimous vote, " That Robert Lord Clive did at the same time render great and meritorious services to his country." By the Act of 1773 Warren Hastings was named GovernorGeneral of Bengal, with powers of superintendence...
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The Historians' History of the World: The British colonies, The United ...

Henry Smith Williams - 1904
...the house agreed almost unanimously to some words which Wedderbum moved : " That Robert Lord Clive did at the same time render great and meritorious services to his country." Such a vote might perhaps be deemed almost a verdict of acquittal. Certainly, at least, it showed a...
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The Story of the Greatest Nations: From the Dawn of History to the ..., Volume 6

Edward Sylvester Ellis - 1905
...Parliament his earlier proceedings, and a select body was appointed to investigate. The final resolution that he " did at the same time render great and meritorious services to his country " hardly wiped out the accompanying censure. Clive, a victim of melancholia and opium, died by his...
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The Cambridge Modern History, Volume 6

John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Baron Acton, Sir Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero, Sir Stanley Mordaunt Leathes - 1909 - 1019 pages
...eloquent words the famous rider which so worthily set the seal upon his fame, that " Robert, Lord Clive, did at the same time render great and meritorious services to his country." In 1774 Clive, who had been a victim to insomnia and melancholia, took his own life. He was one of...
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