Note to The Merchant of Venice, 1.1.27 "my wealthy Andrew"


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The Merchant of Venice,
Act 1, Scene 1, line 27.

wealthy: richly laden. Andrew: This was the name of one of two very large Spanish galleons captured by the English in the Cadiz expedition of 1596; news of the exploit created great excitement in England, and it is doubtless alluded to here.




"Battle of Cadiz Bay" by Aert Anthonisz
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