Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?

Attempts to resolve the Quandary:

5

Staring the swindler in the eye, the priest shocked his congregation with an unheralded rewriting of a familiar doxology: “O Lord, save thy people, and bless thine hereditaments, forgive those who machinate against us.”

(by LexigraphicLove)

4

During the doxology of Margaret Thatcher's funeral, as we should have been remembering our mortality and our creator's majesty, I could not prevent myself from pondering her descendants and how surprised I was that the unheralded part of the story was not the wealth of the Iron Lady's hereditament, but rather her son's - given that he has machinated to amass a fortune of around 50 million pounds via sometimes dodgy dealings in Africa and some use of his mom's position elsewhere. (by Shortscribe)

3

Tea Party-favourite Louie Gohmert, guest speaker at the Christian Coalition Convention, was so inflamed, he interrupted the opening doxology to announce in horror the fruition of all his worst prognostications; he had just learned that a Canadian criminal named Snidely, machinating to steal the hand and hereditament of a young women named Nell, was thwarted by a stalwart young Canadian Mountie named Dudley, but Nell, demonstrating an unheralded show of ingratitude, had decided to marry Dudley’s horse.  

(by fdrisc)

2

For years, nay, for decades, he pledged abject poverty and an unflinching devotion to God, but then, barely a day after an immense fortune came to him unheralded from a dead uncle's hereditament, he made one final doxology to the Creator and forever after succumbed to a life of drunkenness, debauchery and immoral machination.

(by Sami)

1

While the President was making an unheralded visit to the troops to lead them in singing a doxology in praise of his boldness in waging and winning the war, at home the Secretary and Vice President were already machinating ways to augment their hereditaments by starting a new one.  (by Gravely)
The Quandary for Tuesday, April 09, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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