1823 - Grose's Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue:
Revised by Pierce Egan, 1823
"STALE DRUNK a person is said to be stale drunk when they feel languid after a night's debauch"
From: Heads of the People;
Or, Portraits of the English
With Original Essays by Distinguished Writers, 1841
The Coachman and the Guard by Nimrod