From Byron's Don Juan:
'T was the boy's "mite," and, like the "widow's," may
Perhaps be weigh'd hereafter, if not now;
But whether such things do or do not weigh,
All who have loved, or love, will still allow
Life has nought like it. God is love, they say,
And Love's a god, or was before the brow
Of earth was wrinkled by the sins and tears
Of -- but Chronology best knows the years.
What is the meaning of the lines in bold? I looked up the meanings of mite, but I'm completely puzzled at the meaning of the lines. The oddly placed quotations marks do not make it easier to understand..