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This article has been formatted according to the guidelines laid out at Wikipedia:Guide to layout. Excess date links. These links do not really expand upon this article. In the interest of clarity Eagle (talk) (desk) 19:27, 3 December 2005 (UTC)
The 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica shows the year of birth as 1798 (meaning that his first stage appearance was at age 8), but the Dictionary of National Biography shows the birth to have taken place in 1789. Which is correct? Eclecticology (talk) 00:43, 15 November 2008 (UTC)