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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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Library of World History: Containing a Record of the Human Race ..., Volume 7

1914
...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 Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge, Volume 3

David Patrick, William Geddie - 1923
...treatment so unmerited found vent at last in the exclamation : ' By heaven, Mr Chairman, at this moment 1 stand astonished at my own moderation.' The censure...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 Moreton...
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The Generals of Saratoga: John Burgoyne and Horatio Gates

Max M. Mintz - 1992 - 278 pages
...fortune, but save my honour," he ended, and strode out. Finally, Wedderburn moved that "Robert Lord Clive did at the same time render great and meritorious services to his country." It was carried without a division.4 Burgoyne took the exoneration as a personal blow. A year of painstaking...
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The Scandal of Empire

Nicholas B Dirks - 2006 - 389 pages
...May 21, the House not only rejected the resolutions but also passed another: "That Robert, Lord Clive did, at the same time, render great and meritorious services to his country."" He was accordingly allowed to keep his jaghire intact. As Burke wrote, Clive had "thus come out of...
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The Cambridge Modern History

Sir Adolphus William Ward - 1907
...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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Chambers's Repository of Instructive and Amusing Tracts

1854
...denomination of a private donation, which sums were of the value of L. 230,000 ; and that Lord Clive die?, at the same time, render great and meritorious services to his country.' During the remainder of the session of parliament, Lord Clive remained in town at his princely mansion...
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