[PW] ? Earliest Use of "Live Long and Prosper" (Quotation Query #740)

Kevin O'Kelly rkokelly at gmail.com
Tue Feb 16 10:52:43 PST 2016


 That is truly worthy of the term "stumper." For the exact phrase, I can't
find anything earlier than DuMaurier's *Trilby *"May he live long and
prosper!" (1894)

On Tue, Feb 16, 2016 at 1:17 PM, Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at yale.edu>
wrote:

> The Star Trek Vulcan blessing, "Live long and prosper," has been around
> for a while on earth, I believe.  Can anyone help me discover the earliest
> findable occurrence of this phrase?
>
> Fred Shapiro
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