This volume, originally published in 1897, contains a collection of miscellaneous writings by Herbert Spencer. The topics of these essays range from politics to morals, and were originally published in various English periodicals. The essays of this collection include: "The Philosophy of Style", "Over-Legislation", "The Morals of Trade", "Personal Beauty", "Representative Government", "Prison-Ethics", "Railway Morals and Railway Policy", "Gracefulness", "State-Tampering with Money and Banks", and more. Herbert Spencer (1820 - 1903) was an esteemed English philosopher, anthropologist, biologist, and sociologist. Many vintage texts such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this book now, in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned biography of the author.