also PELLEY MELLEY
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from Old French pêle-mêle, with final e pronounced, or with English adverb suffix -ly;
found a century earlier than the simple pell-mell
c 1450 - Merlin or the Early History of King Arthur, a Prose Romance;
see below From: Merlin Or the Early History of King Arthur: A Prose Romance
(about 1450 - 1460 A.D.)
Edited by Henry B. Wheatley
Published for the Early English Text Society, 1869
Fight between Bohors and Pounce.
Conferences of the Reformers and Divines of the Early English Church
on the Doctrines of the Oxford Tractarians;
Held in the Province of Canterbury, in the Spring of the Year 1841
By Henry Fish, 1842
On Private Judgment.