Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. OD. schampelen, to deviate, to slip, schampen, to go away, escape, slip, and E. scamper, shamble,
Your hand like Dingley's, you scambling,(17) scattering sluttikin!
"The Journal to Stella" by Jonathan Swift
Hence all this "skimble scamble stuff" about "Satanic," and so forth.
"The Works of Lord Byron, Volume 4" by Lord Byron