Noble royne de beau corsaige
Ceste danse mest bien nouuelle
The original mural in St. Innocents cemetery had 30 male dancers. In Guy Marchant's book from 1486, Miroer Salutaire, the dance was expanded with ten more male participants and a new series of female dancers: 34 women, although there was only a woodcut of the queen and duchess, viz. the picture above.
There is a linguistic finesse in that the men have had a dialogue with "le mort", meaning the dead man, whereas the women now have their dialogue with "la morte" i.e. the dead woman. The text to the left says "La mort" without the final "e" because it's quoted from the 1491-edition (see the next page).
Whether "le mort", "la morte" or "la mort", the above picture doesn't portray Death as particularly feminine. In the woodcuts that were added in 1491 (see the following pages) the cadavers have long, stringy hair.
Apres ma dame la duchesse
Ie nay pas encore trente ans