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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"Ye canna bamboozle me, Miss Siddons, am urny gien tae sideromancy, palmistry, belief in Bogey Men or aw things supernatural, as a Doctor o Medicine, ye'll ken that ma beliefs are in the Sciences as opposed tae Seances," said Dr Henry Jekyll, not aggressively but rather in that calming voice which has become associated with the term, Bedside Manner but in his case was a natural, innate and comforting way of being; he continued: "ah ken much aboot yer protector, Sir Peveril MacFarlane; ah ken he's whit in common parlance micht be ca'd a high roller, a gadaboot, a big spender, even in some circles, a gentleman, in others a cad, a procurer of wimmin, a ruiner of maidens an the enemy of conjugal love; he resorts wi ither rakes and pursues until he obtains, by seduction, promise, deceit or coin, ony wummin or girl wha taks his fancy, catches his e'e, or simply happens to be in the wrang place at the wrang time; he never taks NO for an answer, regarding it merely as a delaying tactic; but his danger is greater than ony ithers, for he has discovered the secret o Time Travel an has spent the last ten or twenty year in a hunner ither years, past an future, combined wi an ability tae move from ane continent tae anither as weell as movin through Time; somewhaur in the depths of your soul Miss Siddons, ye may believe that he truly does love ye, despite all the evidence to the contrary, that while he enjoys the boadies o ither wimmin an children, he regards yours as his favourite – and perhaps he does, when he is wi ye; but when he's no with you, Miss Siddons, whaur is he? and whae is he wi? the truth is he may be in France in the 17th century, in Russia in the 20th, in the Americas in the 18th, in the East Indies in the 23rd; nane of this is fanciful, a' is documented, ah hae the proof; but whit use does it avail me? this is 1868, a crime committed in 1968 has no happened yet, anither in 1768 cannae be prosecuted when a' the witnesses are deid lang syne! oor courts hae nae jurisdiction ower ither countries, let alane continents, so the man goes untouched, an even if it were possible tae bring charges agin him here, noo, today, what wud happen? shall ah tell ye, Miss Siddons? he wud decamp, as ye micht say, he'd scarper, up sticks, scram. disappear, go up in smoke! for he has that ability, tae transcend Time an Space, which is denied tae the rest o us – although yer young freend Grace Lang is somethin o an exception, fur she wis born Lady Griselda o Langformacus, close tae ma ain faimly hame, but some 700 hunner year afore, so ye micht say ah hae a vested interest in her case, no as a Doctor per se," which was when Sadie, with a puzzled look on her face, asked: "oo's ee then? this Doctor Percy? wot's ee gorra do bout it?" and Jekyll laughed and patted Sadie's hand: "weel said, Miss Siddons, touché! we doctors are ower fond of wur Latin, whether in medical matters or considerin the supper menu, so ah'll try tae stick Latin phrases in my pipe and smoke em! no, ma interest in Griselda is that o a concerned neebour; ah ken the descendants o her brither Gibby, ah ken o the terrible rape an murder of her beloved sister, a nun, Sister Evadne Eglantyne, committed by that self-same MacFarlane in his true name, an ah ken the pain that has tormented her faimly for the past seven hunner year, a rapist an murderer never been confronted wi his guilt, a faimly losin ane dochter in an oubliette in Embra an another simply vanished aff the face o the Earth; so mony questions unanswered a' that time; so a' o thon an mair comprise ma interest an determination tae dae whit little ah may tae gie that faimly Justice!" and to his surprise and some shock, Sadie Siddons fell to the floor before him and wept upon his knees!

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Thursday, November 15, 2018 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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