James Montgomery and John Holland

Holland's poems "eventually brought him to the notice of local poet James Montgomery, editor of the Sheffield Iris, who published both articles and poems of his in the paper, although commenting on the latter's 'inaccuracies and imperfections' and remarking that 'they would be twice as good if they were as short again.' " (Wikipedia)

Holland addressed a poem to Montgomery, A Poet's Gratulation: addressed to James Montgomery on the eightieth anniversary of his birthday