However, in 1944 Eddie’s happy childhood ended with Mary’s death and the remarriage of Eddie Senior, a miner, to a Scottish Presbyterian who disliked him.Having failed to have Eddie put in an asylum, his new stepmother insisted he be institutionalised in an orphanage run by the Sisters of Charity.At a family Thanksgiving in November 1968, the children take turns showing their talents to the assembled relatives (including one played by Murphy himself).Young Eddie (Deon Richmond) shocks the family with a rude joke about a monkey and a lion.” Photograph: Eamonn Mc Cabe May 13th will see an eclectic gathering of thinkers and literati assemble in London’s Mayfair to pay homage to the Scottish-born poet and retired poetry editor, Eddie Linden, on his 80th birthday.When all the speeches and toasts have been made by distinguished guests from all nationalities and strata of society, the highlight of the evening will be a recital by Eddie of his most celebrated poem, City of Razors, with its chilling snapshot of violence on a Saturday night as witnessed by frightened women in the tenements of the Gorbals district of a Glasgow riven by sectarian antagonism between Catholics and Protestants; a city where, as Catholics come from the evening confessional, Protestants become bellicose in cobbled streets littered with broken milk-bottles: A woman roars from an upper window ‘They’re at it again, Maggie! Eddie’s in the Royal wi’ a sword in his stomach and the razor’s floating in the River Clyde.’ Born on May 5th, 1935 in Motherwell, Scotland, out of wedlock of Northern Ireland parents, Eddie was baptised John Edward Glackin but became Edward Linden when he was adopted by relatives Eddie Linden and his wife Mary Glenn with whom he grew up, regarding them as his father and mother.For the next 11 years Housman worked as a clerk in the Patent Office.In his spare time he studied Greek and Roman classics in detail.
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He then goes on to talk about how people who don't speak English only pick up the curse words in his act, and shout them at him on the street.
Next comes a lengthy routine about dating and relationships.
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