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

Helmrich, Ed EHelmrich at iona.edu
Tue Feb 16 11:22:50 PST 2016

It's Biblical 'that you may live long and prosper in the land the Lord is giving to you' - the end of the fourth Commandment to honor thy father and thy mother, 

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

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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