Interested in Language
Can anybody tell in what sense the word institutions is used here?
'My brothers and sisters,' he was
saying, 'the very instant our fleshly bodies are born they begin to
perish; the moment the Lord has put them together, time begins to take
them to pieces again. Now at this very instant if you listen close,
you can hear the nibblings and frettings of the moth and rust
within--the worm that never dies. It's the same with human causes and
creeds and institutions--just the same. O, then, for that Strand of
Beauty where all that is mortal shall be shed away and we shall appear
in the likeness and verisimilitude of what in sober and awful truth we
Walter de la Mare, All Hallows, 191?
Thanks a lot.
Not a Teacher
Institutions are conventional practices, laws, government, etc.
I am not a teacher.