Reading, William an Anglican divine, flourished in the early opening of last century as keeper of the Library of Sion College, London. He prepared an edition of the early ecclesiastical historians (Eusebius, etc.) in Greek and Latin, with notes (Cantab. 1720, 3 vols.). He also wrote, Sermons (1714, 8vo): —Hist. of Jesus Christ (Lond. 1716, 12mo; 1851, 32mo; 1852, 32mo): — Sermons — Mortfication, Holiness, etc. (1724, 8vo): — Bibliothecoe Cleri Londinensis in Collegio Sionesi Catalogus Duplici Formas concinnatus (1724, fol.): — Sermons Preached out of the First Lessons of Every Sunday in the Year, with an Appendix of Six Sermons (4 vols. 8vo-i, ii, 1728; 3:4:1730; 1755, 4 vols. 8vo); very rare; commended by D'Oyle and Maret in their Commentary on the Bible: — Sermons (1731, 8vo): — Tracts on Government (1739, 8vo).