I was browsing through versions of "Earl Brand" in Bronson, and came across a final stanza in a rose and briar ending which is unusual, at least in my (perhaps limited) experience. And I thought of this thread. The last stanza goes:
But bye and rade the Black Douglas,
And wow but he was rough!
For he pull'd up the bonny briar,
And flang'd in St Marie's Loch
[#3 from Scott 1833-4, from Perthshire; "Last three stanzas from a stall printing of c. 1792."]
Are there other examples of further follow-up (from revenge? anger?) after the rose and briar twine romantically together?