Hugh Holland (d. 1633) moved from Westminster School, where he was taught by Camden, to Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was elected to a Fellowship. He contributed a commendatory sonnet to the First Folio of Shakespeare, and according to Edward Phillips in Theatrum Poeticum (q.v.) he was as a poet rated by some next to Sidney and Spenser-how is quite obscure. A variant of the first couplet in the quatrain printed below is quoted by Manningham in his Diary (B.M.MS. Harleian 5353, fol. 2).
On Spencer the Poett, in B.M. Add. MS. 21433, fol. 177v:
He was and is, see then where lyes the odds
Once God of Poetts, now Poet of the Gods
And though lyne of life begone aboute
The life yet of his lyne shall neuer out.