felt not as I did, such deep and bitter agony
As earlier at the trial (1.7.5),
Victor's egocentricity impels him to assert his prior claim as sufferer,
even as he stands in the presence of the condemned innocent. His grounds
seem to be that Justine, although surely a victim of injustice, has the
integrity of her innocence to depend upon, whereas he, although powerless
to alter the verdict, knows the grounds of its falsehood and stands
morally self-perjured and divided.