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

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at yale.edu
Tue Feb 16 11:14:03 PST 2016


This is an excellent find, but I am looking ideally for the bald blessing, "Live long and prosper," without additional verbiage such as "May the Queen ..."

Fred Shapiro



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Title: A sermon preach'd at St. Brides before the Lord-Mayor and the Court of Aldermen: on Monday in Easter-Week. 1711.  By the Right Reverend Father in God, Gilbert, Lord Bishop of Sarum. Author: Burnet, Gilbert (1643-1715)  Imprint: London : Printed for John Churchill, at the Black-Swan in Pater-Noster-Row, MDCCXI. [1711].
"May the Queen live long and prosper..."

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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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