Extract from John Dryden´s Play The Indian Emperor
From the point of view of Montezuma's son as he first sees the Spanish ships:
The object, I could first distinctly view,
Was tall, straight trees, which on the water flew;
Wings on their sides, instead of leaves, did grow,
Which gathered all the breath the winds could blow:
And at their roots grew floating palaces,
Whose outblowed bellies cut the yielding seas.