O, my offence is rank, it smells to heaven;

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


My crime smells bad, smells real bad. It offends the nostrils of God. All the angels have cleared the room. It is silent, but oh so violent.

Here’s Derek Jacobi’s performance of this soliloquy in the Kenneth Branagh Hamlet (1996):

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