During the day, no doubt, he was employed busily enough in doing his duty as an exciseman.
Burns was a poor man from birth, and an exciseman by necessity; but—I will say it!
Indeed, from the time he obtained a situation under government, he gradually began to sink the farmer in the exciseman.
They all love their king, however they may dislike the exciseman.
I remember a young fellow whom he promised his parents to make an exciseman.
"Auld Mahoun's" forked tail has caught the exciseman by the cravat.
The exciseman set out again immediately, in an opposite direction to that which the man who carried the still had taken.
In any case, he changed his mind in time, and was again taken on as exciseman.
But he was His Majesty's exciseman, and the killing of such, even in a righteous quarrel, is a mighty bad business!
And in our own time it is told of an Irish exciseman with a keg of smuggled whisky.