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Gloucester’s first lines in this scene (“for equalities are so weighed, that curiosity in neither can make choice of either’s moiety”) can BEST be interpreted as
"but exhibiting curiosity about whom the king most favors will only lose us our shares of the kingdom."
"because the kingdom is now so equally divided that it is hopeless to discern whom the king loves best based on apportionment. "
"but any displays of fairness will interfere with your getting to choose which parts of the kingdom you most want. "
"for you and I are of such equal standing that we should not try to hinder each other’s claims on our individual portions of the kingdom."
"it is curious that the kingdom has been so divided that each of the portions is as good as the next."