Moreover, he got his "extraordinary bread and butter" "from the hot-loaf of the Temple".
The reason for why his essays appeal autobiographical is his subjective note which is predominant in all his essays. In all of them, he makes some reference to himself.
Lamb's own personality is the basis for most of his essays. Actually autobiography is that kind of writing in which the writer's states, life and conditions are delineated.
His personal experiences are revealed in autobiography.
Here he says, " What oftenest offends of at the houses of married persons where I visit, is an error of quite a description:- it is that they are too loving".
He thinks that the married people generally show that they are "too loving" and they show these things to the unmarried people "so shamelessly".From the essays like “The South Sea House”, “Christ’s Hospital Five And Thirty Years Ago”, “A Bachelors Complaint”, we got to know about his activities and the jobs that he used to do in his student and professional life.In the essay “Christ’s Hospital Five And Thirty Years Ago”, we see that he was not like his other school fellows and enjoyed much concessions than other's.In the essay "The South Sea House”, he writes about his colleagues and gives the readers a very clear view about them.Similarly, In "Christ's Hospital", he tells about his relatives and friends.And the personal "I" is so abound in his essays that readers ere sometimes fretted, although some critics consider that use as an extra charm of Lamb's essays.In almost all the essays, he talks about himself, his family, relatives, and friends.Autobiographical elements in Charles Lamb’s essays Charles Lamb's attitude in his essays is autobiographical-for his essays convey such elements from where we get to know his personality, nature, character, relatives, work places and people around him. As he belongs to the romantic age, the personal “I” is prominent is his essays.In almost all the essays, we find and we learn something about his life.We also come to know that "he was a home-seeking lad" and did not enjoy him much with other boys.Other essays tell his feelings, ideas, dreams and unfulfilled longings.