Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?
Quandary Resolution 608
canonical, occult, doldrums, draconian
After struggling for hours to put a thorny equation into canonical form, the number theorist fell into the doldrums, questioning why he had subjected himself to the draconian requirements of mathematical correctness when he could have made more money as a practitioner of the occult science of numerology.
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