John Hacket (1592-1670) was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge. He had some reputation as a Latin poet (not to be judged on the piece here), and with Ben Jonson translated Bacon's Essays into Latin.
From the flyleaf of Cambridge University Library Syn. 4.60.2., a copy of the 1609 Folio repr. N&Q, ser. 2, VII (1859), 235:
Homers the Captain of Apollo's race:
Renowned Virgil claims the second place:
Spenser, our glorie tis' thy golden pen
Admitts thee third before all other men.
Sage Homer, Virgil, Spenser Laureat
Make a poetical Triumvirat.
Greece, Rome, and England chaleng to your merits
T'haue nurst the brauest Heliconian spirits.
Only King Dauid's muse, Jehoua's birth,
Excells, as much as Heau'n excells the earth.
[Hacket's Latin, on the same page, reads:]
Apollinaris dux Homerus est chori,
Teneas secundum Virgili! merito locum:
Capesse sortem tertiam, nostrum decus.
Spensere lauriger, Maro, Maeonides sacer
Vos fama celebret Tresviros Phoebi sacros.
Pelasga terra, Roma, dulcis Anglia,
Tres nutricastis optimos vates gregis.
Solum Dauidis musa de caelo sata
Superat O, caelum ut superat has terrae plagas.