The soliloquies from The Merchant of Venice below are extracts from the full modern Merchant of Venice ebook, along with a modern English translation. Reading through the original Merchant of Venice soliloquy followed by a modern version and should help you to understand what each Merchant of Venice soliloquy is about:

How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon the bank (Spoken by Lorenzo, Act 5 Scene 1)

I am arm’d and well prepared (Spoken by Antonio, Act 4 Scene 1)

Signior Antonio, many a time and oft (Spoken by Shylock, Act 1 Scene 3)

The quality of mercy is not strained (Spoken by Portia, Act 4 Scene 1)

To bait fish withal (Spoken by Shylock, Act 3 Scene 1)

More Merchant of Venice soliloquies coming soon!

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