CXLIX is “Copy of the Letter written by John, Bishop of Antioch, to Nestorius.”
This letter has sometimes been supposed to have been really composed by Theodoret. 2151
Vide Migne Pat. lxxvii. 1449.
“A letter so admirable in tone and feeling, so happy in its expression, that it has been attributed to the practised pen of Theodoret.” (Canon Venables, Dict. Christ. Biog. iii. 350.) Tillemont describes it as “très belle, très bien faite et très digne de la réputation quavait ce prèlat.”