Compare & Contrast Bright Star! Would I Were as Steadfast as Thou Art by John Keats

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1819: An iron cooking stove was patented by inventor John Conant. It was not a commercial success, however, because most housewives chose to cook food on their fireplaces, as they were accustomed.

Today: Many cooks are impatient with the time it takes to heat food with fire, gas, or electric heat, so they use the microwave oven, using principles they do not understand.

1819: The French Revolution was over: Napoleon had been defeated at Waterloo four years earlier, and King Louis XVIII was restored to the throne.

Today: France is ruled by a president. It is one of the largest Western democracies to have elected a socialist leader in modern times (Francois Mitterand, in 1981).

1819: The Savannahwas the first steamship to cross an ocean.

Today: Although the airplane has replaced steamship travel as a mode of transportation, luxury cruises are a popular vacation option.

1819: Beethoven, who had been losing his...

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