The piece is so long. With enough space between the words it would make a small book; one imagines Zone Books publishing it. So long. And I was lazy. I rushed to post...
...but it was only a draft.
Later I felt guilty. Then there was Xmas. I was, I realised, giving away shoddy goods. So I rewrote it, and added a great deal of new material.
Finished at last. My Critic as Clerk is ready to meet the world.
Because the piece is very long, and because it has a complicated and confusing structure - there are far too many nested footnotes -, I have made a PDF version. It is available on request.