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

Luke Owens lilongjr at gmail.com
Tue Feb 16 10:54:53 PST 2016


I read somewhere that Nimoy took that and the "Vulcan Salute" from Jewish
tradition. TV Guide, maybe, but more likely one of the multitude of books
that came out after the cancellation of the original series.

Luke

On Tue, Feb 16, 2016 at 10:52 AM, Kevin O'Kelly <rkokelly at gmail.com> wrote:

>  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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