not a shilling but what you have given me


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The quotation comes from Jane Eyre Chapter 23

Quotation: “ You—you strange, you almost unearthly thing!—I love as my own flesh. You—poor and obscure, and small and plain as you are—I entreat to accept me as a husband.”

“What, me!” I ejaculated, beginning in his earnestness—and especially in his incivility—to credit his sincerity: “me who have not a friend in the world but you—if you are my friend: not a shilling but what you have given me?

Context: In the face of Jane's doubt, Mr. R tried to demonstrate his sincerity.
Hi everyone! I don't quite understand the bold part. Does it mean "I don't have a shilling except what you have given me (implying she is poor)"?
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