North of the Sands

Westmorland Church Notes - Belfield


Belfield Windermere

(E). In memory of Rasselas Belfield a Native of Abyssinia who departed this life on the 16th Day of January 1822 Aged 32y. A Slave by birth, I left my native land, And found my Freedom on Britannia's Strand. Blest Isle! Thou Glory of the Wise and Free, Thy Touch alone unbinds the Chains of Slavery.