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A Choice of Profession. Old gentleman. "Now, Augustus; You have had all the advantages of a good education. You have been well brought up; And as I believe you to be a well-disposed boy, I should wish you to choose your own profession. Come, what would you like to be?" Augustus. "I know what I should like - but you wouldn't let me." Old gent. "What is it - a lawyer?" Aug. "No: It ain't a lawyer." Old gent. "A surgeon?" Aug."No." Old gent. "A parson?" Aug. "No." Old gent. "A soldier?" Aug. "No." Old gent. "What then?" Aug. "Why - a clown at Astley's."