The Crucible

What does Proctor mean when he tells his wife in the last Act that, "Nothing's spoiled by giving them this lie that were not rotten long before."?

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Proctor is very humble here in front of his wife. He feels himself a fallen man, for his infidelity, and thinks now a small lie to save her life is of little consequence.