Reeves, William

Reeves, William an Anglican divine, was born in 1668, and was educated at King's College, Cambridge, of which he was made a fellow. He took holy orders, and in 1694 became rector of Cranford, Middlesex, and in 1711 vicar of St. Mary, Reading. He died in 1726. He published, Sermons (1704, 4to): — Sermon

(1706, 4to): — The Apologies of Justin Martyr, Tertulliuan, and Minucius Felix in Defence of the Christian Religion, with the Commonitory of Vincentius Lirinensis concerning the Primitive Rule of Faith (transl., with notes and a preliminary discourse upon each author, Lond. 1709-16, 2 vols. 8vo). "The translation is generally perspicuous and faithful. The notes contain a good deal of learning, and frequently illustrate the meaning where it is obscure. The preliminary dissertation may be considered an answer to the valuable work of Daille on the same subject" (Orme). See Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Auth. s.v.

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