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

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Now, as it happens, of all the hilarious events which occurred during the Gay Old Times of the boondoggle Popish Plot exposed by Titus Oates and his Komical Krew of Keystone Kops, one of the most rib-tickling involved a very fortunate Murder and a proof positive example of the age-old adage and caution that No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: well, by the most fortuitous of happenstances, the victim of that Murder – although probably killed by a person entirely unconnected to the Plot – just happened to have had very important and direct connections to two of the Jolly Boatmen (Dr Oates and Dr Tonge) himself and, quite independently of that, was also a Member of the Green Ribbon Club which everyone will remember was the beginning of Party Politics in England having been formed as a drinking and debating club at the King's Head tavern at Chancery Lane End and evolved into a cohesive and purposeful force when the Secret Treaty of Dover (1670) became less secret as details of it's contents slipped out: principally, Charles II's commitment to convert to Roman Catholicism at a later date in exchange for an annual salary of £230,000 paid to him, from the date of signing, by Louis XIV and a guarantee of 6,000 French troops to come to his aid if there was ever a rebellion against him and they would form the bastion to protect his Crowned Head; now how did Sir Edmundsbury Gordon come to be linked to the Popish Plot and how did he come to be brutally murdered and how did the Popish Plot Boys come to be witnesses at the trial and the side-splitting convictions of three entirely innocent and blameless individuals – did I tell you that the Merrie Monarch himself was responsible for the resurrection of the devilishly cruel and immensely popular spectacle which had been banned by that old spoilsport, Olly-Molly Coddlewell, self-styled Lord Protector of the Public Morals during the deadly dull interregnum of the Cannonball Heads and their Puritanical Parliamentarians and all their droning on about enhypostasia and the Oneness of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit and God Help You if you can't recite the Lord's Prayer backwards and should happen to fornicate with a washerwoman during Lent: Yah Boo Sucks to You! oh, such executions as they did have were a poor run-of-the-mill and mediocre show not worth getting up and out of your washerwoman's bed for on a chill morning with the river mist hanging about the streets, "but now that there is a Stuart back on the Throne – Hanging, Drawing and Quartering is the perfect entertainment for all the family," said John Bull to his infant progeny: "except when some doddering old Papist begins droning on about how happy he is to be going into the arms of Jesus, for fuck sake! not in front of the children, please – oh chuck some rotten fruit or a handful of steaming dung at him kiddies, hit him on the napper and you can sit on my shoulders and get a good view of what we've all turned out for!"

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Sunday, April 08, 2018 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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