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:

2

Tottie

As she minced along the street
On her tiny plates of meat,
I shock and awe the sunshine
On her golden Barnet Fair,
Through my glass of spoil sport,
I could see she was my sort,
In my horse and cart Old Cupid
Shot a shaft and left it there;

She’d a telegenic I suppose,
And of Hampstead Heath two rows,
In her Sunny South that glistened
Like two pretty strings of pearls;
Down upon my chips and peas
Did I drop and murmur, "Please,
Be my storm and strife, dear Tottie,
O, you darlingest of gels!"

A Yuletide log just by her side,
Who till then had stood and tried
A Jenny Lee to banish,
Which was on his Joiner's nail,
Gave a hydrophobia bark,
(She cried, "What a Noah’s Ark!")
And right through my round the houses
Did my Sonderweg assail.

Ere her hearth-rug I could stop
She had called a mutton chop,
Who said, "What the Henry Meville
Do you think you’re doing there?"
And I heard as off I slunk,
"Why, the fellow’s Jumbo’s trunk!”
And the William Joyce was Tottie’s
With the golden Barnet Fair.

 

With apologies to G R Sims and any Cockneys among our readers
 

(by MissTeriWoman)

1

I've followed a Sonderweg, this is my fate,
So don't be a spoilsport, but cower!
I'm bold, telegenic, and smart - so don't hate
The fact that you're now in my power.
I'll overrule laws and the State if I please.
And use shock and awe to achieve what I need.
 
(by OldRawgabbit)
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