Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?
Quandary Resolution 5214
shrift, wizened, polyglot, malign

The wizened town crier, who looked ancient beyond his twenty years of service, thought that he could malign the villagers with his polyglot pronouncements in languages unfamiliar to the townsfolk, but after a lengthy confession, his shrift dictated that he shout joyful Bible verses at daybreak and sing a soulful lullaby at eventide.

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