I N the Year 1731, a Bill was brought into the House of Lords by a great Majority of the Right Reverend the Bishops, for enabling them to divide the Livings of the inferior Clergy; which Bill was approved of in the Privy-Council of Ireland, and passed by the Lords in Parliament. It was afterwards sent to the House of Commons for their Approbation; but was rejected by them with a great Majority. The supposed Author of the following Considerations, who bath always been the best Friend to the inferior Clergy of the Church ofEngland, as may be seen by many Parts of his Writings, opposed this pernicious Project with great Success; which, if it had passed into Law would have been of the worst Consequence to this Nation.