The more I research this particular subject matter, the more it seems to be true. Take the text from this online site:
The Dedication to the Sonnets
The dedication prefixed to Shakespeare’s Sonnets is one of the most enigmatic pieces of prose in the English language. The reason for its convoluted syntax is explained by the fact that it is an intricate cryptogram. Gematria considerations play a key role in distorting the phraseology.
When examining its numerology, one figure sticks out above all others – 2120. This number encapsulates the dedication because it forms the sum of the first and last letters on each of the 12 lines (in green). 2120 is also found as the exact value of the 7th line – the line at the heart of the dedication explicitly referring to the author (in blue):
The value of the ‘outside’ letters T F T S M E A E P D B Y O T W H T G A N S G F H is:
100 + 6 + 100 + 90 + 30 + 5 + 1 + 5 + 60 + 4 + 2 + 400 + 50 + 100 + 900 + 8 + 100 + 7 + 1 + 40 + 90 + 7 + 6 + 8 = 2120
The value of OUR EVER-LIVING POET is:
50 + 200 + 80 + 5 + 700 + 5 + 80 + 20 + 9 + 700 + 9 + 40 + 7 + 60 + 50 + 5 + 100 = 2120
Christopher Marlowe and 2120
The reason why Christopher Marlowe is ‘Our ever-living poet’ resides in the way that 2120 squares his name by means of a right-angled triangle. Such a triangle whose perpendicular members measure 971 and 1885 has a hypotenuse of 2120.
The horizontal side has the value of Christopher and the vertical side that of Marlowe – when his name is written in Greek. Therefore 2120 is a true and square Masonic cipher for his name.
Χ Ρ Ι Σ Τ Ο Φ Ε Ρ 600 + 100 + 10 + 200 + 300 + 70 + 500 + 5 + 100 = 1885
Μ Α Ρ Λ Ω 40 + 1 + 100 + 30 + 800 = 971
(From “Shakespeare’s Mason Mark”)
This, of course, opens that old can of worms that Christopher Marlowe was the true author of William Shakespeare’s work, and one cannot help but wonder what that truly means for the rest of us plebs. Have we been hood-winked for over four centuries?
At any rate, the proof is in the pudding, as shown by Sonnet 116:
The words shown in red are Freemason terms. And, like me, William seemed to like to hide his messages in his sonnets, in the open, where only Freemasons would see them.