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    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.
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    Re: Institutions

    Institutions are conventional practices, laws, government, etc.
    I am not a teacher.

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