In your own words, paraphrase what Hamlet is saying here:

"O that this too too solid flesh would melt,

Thaw, and resolve itself into a dew!

Or that the Everlasting had not fix'd

His canon 'gainst self-slaughter! O God, O God,

How weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable

Seem to me all the uses of this world!"

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Hamlet is wishing to commit suicide, wishing that God had not made the act of suicide a mortal sin. He feels as if he is a vessel of decay, like a garden over growing with weeds. He misses his father and finds no comparison between the husband his mother had lost and the one she had married. He sees his father as the superior man in every way.