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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It took Fanny ten minutes to show Henry to the door and return, during which time Stella whispered to Geneviève: "she's got quite a pash for Doctor Henry and I rather think he reciprocates," at which Geneviève could only agree, thinking back to how Jekyll had been whenever Fanny's name had been mentioned, both in his Consulting Room and at lunch with his sister: "yes, I agree – from what little I've seen and heard in the short time I've been here," and Stella took her arm and pulled her down onto a sofa: "he is a wonderful man, you know, absolutely sincere and dedicated to working for the improvement of the lives of the poor, as well as his private practice herewhich I suppose pays the bills and his staffhe also works at a hospital, at a Mission, on several committees trying to provide secure housing for the homeless and facilities for what he calls, in that delightful brogue of his, 'schoolin, tae gie the couthie loons and quines the three Rs every bairn needs, Readin, Writin an 'Rithmetic', and when a local magistrate refused to hear a case Henry had brought against a Parish School because the Board refused to employ a qualified teacher at 2/- a week more than the drunken oaf who was supposed to teach the children from the borough's poorest families, he managed to engage a young local solicitor at his own expense and pursue the case all the way up to the Areopagusthe Supreme Courtand win! he could be a rich man, but that isn't what interests him, and to Fanny he is some kind of godand he is rather dishy, don't you think?" and Geneviève surprised herself by saying: "yes, yes I do," but added, "though if he is as keen on Fanny as seems to be the case, I don't suppose anyone else would have a chance, and for my part, I'm probably too old, but you, Stella, do you have a beau?" and it was Stella who blushed and quickly looked away, as if the visitor had mentioned certain unmentionable proclivities which were best simply ignored, and fortunately, that was when Fanny returned, full of Henry this, Henry that, and Henry the other!

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Wednesday, April 01, 2020 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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