Additional Note - April 1832

...he wrote to George Bartley, the manager of the Covent Garden Theatre, requesting an audition, stating that he believed he had "a strong perception of character and oddity, and a natural power of reproducing what he observed. ... To Charles's delight, Bartley responded almost immediately, setting an appointment ...

With high hopes, Charles practiced his repertoire of comic songs and skits. When the day came he "was laid up ... with a terrible bad cold and an inflammation of the face. He commented years later how near he "may have been to another sort of life."