It hath the primal eldest curse upon't,
A brother's murder.

from William Shakespeare – Hamlet Act 3 Scene 3 on Rap Genius

Meaning

Claudius is referring to God’s curse on Cain, who also killed his brother, Abel (see Genesis 4:1-8). Not cool, bro. Not cool.

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