“not a single one has died yet”

by zunguzungu

From Dr. Cornelis Bontekoe’s Treatise about the most excellent herb Tea, printed in 1678 (h/t):

“I have no scruple in advising [people] to drink fifty or a hundred or two hundred cups at a time. I have often drunk as many in a fore- or afternoon, and many people with me, of whom not a single one has died yet. But I do not think that anyone need imitate this. I only alledge it to show there is no harm in tea, so there is no reason to be afraid of drinking ten or twenty cups; it is not like wine or beer, which goes to the head as the saying is.”

I’ve had days like that.