is the expression of Theodore, in his Treatise of the Incarnation , p. 245, 247, as he is quoted by La Croze, (Hist. du Christianisme d'Ethiopie et d'Armenie, p. 35,) who exclaims, perhaps too hastily, " Quel pitoyable raisonnement!" Renaudot has touched (Hist. Patriarch. Alex. p. 127 - 138) the Oriental accounts of Severus; and his authentic creed may be found in the epistle of John the Jacobite patriarch of Antioch, in the 10th century, to his brother Mannas of Alexandria (Asseman. Bibliot. Orient. tom. ii. p. 132 - 141.).