To me alone there came a thought of grief:
A timely utterance gave that thought
The quote above shows that the child?s ability to see pleasure becomes deeper and more meditative. The child is realizing that the surface pleasures do not have the same effect on him as they used to.
Another quote that shows the transition is ?Whither is fled the visionary gleam??(l.56). Here the speaker asks the question of where his past pleasure has gone. He realizes that he has changed somewhat and is now looking towards the future.
In the final stanzas, Wordsworth shows that the child has changed to the adult over the years.
The light shines now from a mind that has grown