but to make sport for our neighbours, and laugh at them in our turn?'

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shiness

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Korean, South Korea.
You are not going to be Missish, I hope, and pretend to be affronted at an idle report. For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbours, and laugh at them in our turn?''


Hello.

Underlined part of the quote is in pretty much vague terms to my understanding. Perhaps usage of "but" is contributing to my confusion here. If you were asked to revise it, how would you do it in more modern English? (if it is already, I want to ask for plainer English)
 
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